November 29 - December 2, 2012 | Whose Story Is It?
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Saturday, December 1 • 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Sweet Dreams

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Rob Fruchtman and Lisa Fruchtman

2012 | Rwanda, USA

Powerful sounds pierce the silence of the countryside. Curious children gawk outside the gate. This is something new in Rwanda—a group of women, 60 strong, pounding out rhythms of power and joy. They are Ingoma Nshya, Rwanda's first and only women's drumming troupe, open to women from both sides of the conflict in which close to a million were killed by neighbors, friends, and even family. When, with the help of Brooklyn ice cream purveyors, the troupe decides to open the country’s first ice cream shop, this spirited film evolves into a surprising and joyful tale of courage, ingenuity, and hope in the face of the unthinkable. Sweet Dreams follows this remarkable group of women as they emerge from the devastation of the genocide to create a new future for themselves. 

Ticketholders at this screening will receive ice cream courtesy of Brooklyn’s Blue Marble Ice Cream.Free ice cream for all ticketholders at this screening from Brooklyn’s Blue Marble Ice Cream.

This program will be preceded by a drumming event with Universal African Dance + and Drummers in the Hall of Birds of the World at 4 pm.  

Co-presented by Museum for African Art

Saturday December 1, 2012 6:00pm - 7:45pm EST
Kaufmann American Museum of Natural History

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