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Directed by Rob and Lisa Fruchtman

2012, in English and Kinyarwanda with English subtitles


84 minutes


Ingoma Nshya—Rwanda’s first and only all-woman drumming troupe—is made up of women from both sides of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. The troupe offers a place of support, healing, and reconciliation. When Ingoma Nshya partners with two young American entrepreneurs from 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 empowerment and resilience.

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Community partner: Holocaust Museum Houston