Sweet Dreams

Film | Sunday, Sep 18, 2016 | 4:00 PM | $6

Sweet Dreams

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Made up of women from both sides of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, Rwanda’s first and only all women’s drum troupe, Ingoma Nshya, 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 heart-wrenching stories of tragedy with powerful examples of hope and resilience to present a moving portrait of a country in transition.

Free performance by The Bele Bele Rhythm Collective, a local intergenerational, diverse group of 17 women who share a passion for drumming, follows the screening along with an interactive drum circle and ice cream social.

This screening will be General Admission and seating is first-come, first served. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Patron Services team by emailing info@blackrockcenter.org, or calling 240-912-1058. See our full list of ticketing policies here.


About Co-Directors Lisa Fruchtman and Rob Fruchtman:

Lisa Fruchtman is an Academy Award-winning editor who has worked in both feature film and television.  Among her many film projects are Apocalypse Now, The Right Stuff, Children of a Lesser God, The Godfather Part III, The Doctor, My Best Friend’s Wedding, Dance with Me, and The Woodsman. For television, she has edited such HBO films as Truman, Witness Protection, Point of Origin and Normal. Her awards include an Oscar for The Right Stuff, Academy Award and BAFTA Nominations for Best Editing for both Godfather Part III and Apocalypse Now, an Emmy Nomination and a Cable ACE Award for Truman. Children of a Lesser God  was nominated for Best Picture.

Rob Fruchtman is an award-winning director, producer and editor of television programs and documentaries. He won the Documentary Director award at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival for his feature film, Sister Helen, which aired on HBO. He has won three Emmys for his work with PBS. His film, Trust Me, a documentary produced for SHOWTIME, follows Christian, Jewish and Islamic boys at an interfaith camp in North Carolina. Fruchtman directed and produced Seeing Proof in 2007, a film about Cambodia’s brutal Khmer Rouge regime and its lingering effect on Cambodia’s society, for George Soros’ Open Society Institute. His documentaries have explored the arts, history, world cultures and social justice issues -airing in festivals and on television around the world.

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On Screen/In Person is a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts.



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