Sweet Dreams is a documentary about Rwanda's first and only women's drumming troupe. On Friday evening, October 26, beginning at 6:00 p.m., the Society of St. Blandina at General Seminary will partner with Anglican Women's Empowerment to bring this upbeat and inspiring documentary to New York City. To purchase a ticket, click here. In 1994, Rwanda suffered a devastating genocide; yet women are helping to rebuild the human spirit. Kiki Katese decided to start Ingoma Nshya, the drumming troupe in which women, 60 strong, pound out rhythms of joy. For women from both sides of the conflict, the troupe has been a place to build new relationships, to heal and to rediscover joy. These women also opened Rwanda's first and only ice cream shop, helped by Jennie and Alexis of Brooklyn's Blue Marble Ice Cream. The women named the shop Inzozi Nziza, or Sweet Dreams.
The evening at GTS will include the screening, a tasting of Blue Marble ice cream, and a conversation with co-director Rob Fruchtman. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Ingoma Nshya.
The Society of St. Blandina supports women seminarians by fostering networking and community-building, promoting awareness of the woman's experience of seminary, and building partnerships to address wider social issues for women and girls.
To learn more about the Sweet Dreams screening, and to purchase tickets, click here.