Sweet Dreams

It's utterly rousing...[and] completely wrenching.

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Sweet Dreams

Rwanda’s first and only all-women’s drumming troupe is called Ingoma Nshya. Made up of women from both sides of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, the troupe offers a place of support, healing and reconciliation. When the group decides to partner with two young American entrepreneurs, Jennie Dundas and Alexis Miesen of Brooklyn’s Blue Marble Ice Cream, to open Rwanda’s first ever ice cream shop, these remarkable Rwandan women embark on a journey of independence, peace and possibility. SWEET DREAMS interweaves intimate, heart-wrenching stories with joyous and powerful music to present a moving portrait of a country in transition.
Genre
Documentary, History
Runtime
84
Language
Kinyardwanda, English
Director
Lisa Fruchtman
Rob Fruchtman
Cast
Kiki Katese, Jennie Dundas, Alexis Miesen
FEATURED REVIEW
Miriam Bale, New York Times

“Sweet Dreams,” a documentary about efforts by the Brooklyn-based Blue Marble Ice Cream company to help a group of Rwandan women open their own shop, could have come off as insensitive or twee. And in the first 10 minutes, I worried that it was, indeed, about how artisanal food could save Africa.

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