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Release Date: November 1st, 2013

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 24 min

Plot Summary
Members of Rwanda's only women's drumming troupe form a partnership with two American entrepreneurs to open Rwanda's first ice cream shop.

Director: Rob Fruchtman , Lisa Fruchtman

Genres: Documentary

Distributors: International Film Circuit [us]

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  • The veteran filmmakers, siblings Lisa and Rob Fruchtman, accentuate the positive, while acknowledging the obstacles. They also realize Rwanda's trauma can't be denied - a handful of women recount harrowing stories of their experiences during the genocide and its aftermath. Some have parents or husbands still in prison for war crimes. show more

  • Sweet Dreams delivers a rare uplifting story from a country that has seen more than its share of brutality and heartache. show more

  • It's utterly rousing watching the women master their instruments and then push past the birth pains of their new business enterprise, and it's completely wrenching as their individual backstories unfold. show more

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