Sunday, September 21, 2014
3:00 pm | Doors Open – Meet & Greet HRW Researcher Lewis Mudge
4:00 pm | Film Screening, followed by panel discussion
6:00 pm | Reception with light hors d’oeuvres
The Ann and Jerry Moss Theater at New Roads School
3131 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, California 90404
Twenty years after the Rwandan genocide, the powerful documentary, Sweet Dreamscaptures the uplifting story of a group of Hutu and Tutsi women who form Rwanda’s first all-women drumming troupe and open its first ice cream shop.
Sweet Dreams explores the aftermath of the 1994 genocide through women’s empowerment and the entrepreneurial spirit of today’s Rwanda. It depicts the remarkable story of Ingoma Nshya, a drumming troupe, as they bring together women from both sides of the conflict, to build a place of support, healing and reconciliation and introduce a brand new business, Rwanda’s first ever ice cream shop.
Human Rights Watch has documented the genocide and continues to report on human rights abuses in Rwanda.
Watch the film’s trailer:
We need volunteers! If interested, contact Kristin for information. Learn about the Panel:
Join us after for a discussion moderated by Los Angeles Times Film Critic Kenneth Turan, with Director Lisa Fruchtman and Human Rights Watch Africa Researcher Lewis Mudge.
Kenneth Turan, Moderator Lisa Fruchtman, Panelist Lewis Mudge, Panelist
LA Times Film Critic Sweet Dreams Director HRW Africa Researcher
Buy your tickets online! Tickets are unreserved and seating is first-come. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Proceeds from this event will support the work of Human Rights Watch around the world.
Student tickets – $15
General tickets – $25