A decade after the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, Kiki Katese, a pioneering theatre director, founded Ingoma Nshya, the country’s first female drumming troupe, offering healing for women from both sides of the conflict. When Kiki met the owners of Brooklyn’s Blue Marble Ice Cream, she invited them to help Ingoma Nshya open Rwanda’s first local ice cream shop. Sweet Dreams follows this remarkable group of Rwandan women as they create their own unique path to a future of peace and possibility.
Three Rwandan drummers (and main characters from SWEET DREAMS) will be drumming in Washington Square Park tomorrow, Sun. Nov. 11th, from 1 – 3pm, and again onstage after the 4:30pm SWEET DREAMS screening at IFC Center. After the screening, lucky ticket-holders will be offered tastes of Blue Marble ice cream – the same incredible shop that helped the drummers open Rwanda’s first-ever ice cream shop.
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Director: Rob Fruchtman, Lisa Fructman
Producer: Rob Fruchtman & Lisa Fruchtman
Cinematographer: Rob Fruchtman & Lex Fletcher
Editor: Lisa Fruchtman & Rob Fruchtman
Music: Ikobe, Rokia Traore, Florida Uwera, Muyango & Dee Dee Bridgewater
Running Time: 89 min
Language: Kinyarwanda, English