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 to open Rwanda’s first ever ice cream shop, these remarkable women embark on a journey of independence, peace and possibility. Sweet Dreams interweaves intimate, sometimes heart-wrenching stories, with joyous and powerful music to present a moving portrait of a country in transition.
The film was introduced by:
- Ms. Afsané Bassir-Pour, director UNRIC
- Mr. Stavros Lambrinidis, European Union’s Special Representative for Human Rights
It was followed by a Q&A with:
- Mr. Rob Fruchtman, director
- Ms. Michèle Dominique Raymond, Deputy Secretary General of the ACP Group of States
- Mr. Kristian Schmidt, EC-DEVCO
And, preceded by a live drumming performance by Steve Shehan.