Meaningful Movies/Eastside screens Sweet Dreams

PRESENTED BY: Meaningful Movies Bellevue
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6:30 PM, Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Location: Bellevue, WA (click for map)

Join neighbors and friends to screen, SWEET DREAMS, a film about a remarkable group of Rwandan women who defy the devastation of the genocide to form the country’s first all-female drumming troupe and open the country’s first ice cream shop.

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.

Meaningful Movies/Eastside is sponsored by Holy Cross Lutheran, St. Margaret’s Episcopal and East Shore Unitarian with the idea of bringing community members together to view films about the issues of our day. We have a brief talk-back sharing reflections. All opinions are welcome.

Coffee/tea and snacks are included. A $5/person donation is suggested, but no one is turned away. All are welcome!

At the December screening, we will have a mini Fair Trade Fair to provide an opportunity to obtain GOOD GIFTS that support those local entrepreneurs around the world bringing positive change to their communities.

Special Guests: Free Trade items available for sale to support GOOD GIFT GIVING - come early!

Sponsors: Holy Cross Lutheran, St. Margaret's Episcopal, East Shore Unitarian - all in Bellevue

Release Year: 2012

Running Time: 89 minutes

Director: Lisa Fruchtman, Rob Fruchtman

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