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Sweet Dreams

April 13, 2014

Featuring the SIFF 2014 African Pictures Kick-Off

USA | 2012 | 89 Minutes | Lisa Fruchtman, Rob Fruchtman

With free Snoqualmie Ice Cream! A group of Rwandan women embark on a journey to heal the wounds of the past and create their own unique path to a future of peace and possibility - by building the first ice cream parlor in their village. After the film, join us for the announcement of our SIFF 2014 African Pictures program. 

Ingoma Nshya is Rwanda’s first and only all women’s drumming troupe. 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, and 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.


Official SIFF 2014 African Pictures Kick-Off!

Following the show, SIFF programmers will announce the 2014 African Pictures lineup and present trailers for the selected films. This is our second year presenting African Pictures, a celebration of the diverse and burgeoning hotbed of filmmaking activity emerging across the continent of Africa. The program is made possible through a multiyear grant from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Director: Lisa Fruchtman, Rob Fruchtman
Country: USA, Rwanda
Year: 2012
Running Time: 89 Minutes
Website: Official Film Website
Language: Kinyarwanda
HasSubTitles: Yes
Format: DCP
US Distributor: International Film Circuit
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