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“TAKES WING AND SOARS.”
- Kelly Vance,
East Bay Express

 
       

 

SWEET DREAMS

A film by Rob and Lisa Fruchtman

US • 2012 • 84 mins • 16:9 • 5.1 Stereo • NR
In English and Kinyarwanda w/eng st • All Digital Formats

 
       
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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.

 
       
   


FASCINATING.
A nuanced film about a complex issue.
SUBTLE and DRAMATIC.”

– Miriam Bale, The New York Times

√ CRITICS' PICK
“Utterly ROUSING. Vibrantly filmed. POWERFUL.”
– Ernest Hardy, LA Weekly

“INSPIRING!”
– R. Richardson, Filmmaker Magazine

“A REMARKABLE tale of resilience.
JOYOUS and especially potent. RESONATES DEEPLY.”

– Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

“COMPELLING and UPLIFTING.”
– Walter Addegio, San Francisco Chronicle

"A movie that will bring you to tears."
– Deena Shanker, Village Voice

“I'm stunned and breathless after such a story, well done.
Every woman in the world should see this... every drummer in the world should see this. Scoop Nisker, a San Francisco DJ once said ‘if you don't like the news, go out and make some of your own’.
I would say these women have made some news of their own.”

– Mickey Hart, Drummer, The Grateful Dead

“WONDERFUL. MOVING. ENGROSSING.
An affecting celebration of the human spirit. Contagious joy abounds.”
– Anita Katz, San Francisco Examiner

“VALUABLE and AFFECTING. Finds and sustains a delicate balance, seizing on small moments of hope in a place where the horrors of 1994 are in many ways still an open wound. So the women of Ingoma Nshya seem all the more remarkable as they lift their drums, their spoons, and perchance an entire nation’s spirits.” – Scott Foundas, Variety

"SWEET DREAMS is one of those films you don't want to end – especially to hear and see the women drumming, singing, and dancing. To see the infectious joy and disciplined teamwork with the knowledge of the unspeakable horrors each woman faced is both gut wrenching and deeply inspiring.”
– D. Schwartz, CineSource

“The juxtaposition of the women’s testimonials against their interactions within the drumming troupe makes those moments of lightness appear all the more buoyant, as incandescent as their figures against a spotlight.”
– Anna Storm, Film Journal

 
       
   

Lisa Fruchtman is an Academy Award winning editor whose credits include The Right Stuff, The Godfather Part III and Children of a Lesser God.

Rob Fruchtman is an Emmy Award-winning producer-director whose film Sister Helen won the Documentary Directing award at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival.

 
       
   
Official Selection – Silverdocs
 
     
Winner HBO Producer’s Award – Savannah Film Festival  
     
Top Ten Audience Award – IDFA, Amsterdam  
     
Official Selection – Mill Valley Film Festival  
     
Official Selection – Big Sky Film Festival  
     
Official Selection – Doc NYC  
     
Official Selection - DOXA Film Festival, Vancouver  
     
Audience Award Winner – IFEMA, Sweden  
     
Jury Award Winner – Mujer Doc, Spain  
     
  and many, many more….  
 
 
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