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. Co-director Rob Fruchtman stops by to talk about a group of remarkable women and their nascent effort bring progress to a beautiful country shattered an unspeakable tragedy.
“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 movie that will bring you to tears.” – Deena Shanker, Village Voice
“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