Teen Screen

An Educational Field Trip that Changes Attitudes – and Lives

Sweet Dreams


Recommended for grades 9 -12

83 minutes

Kinyarwandan and English with subtitles

Rwanda’s first and only all-female drumming troupe is made up of women from both sides of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, offering a place for reconciliation.  When the troupe 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.  Interweaving personal stories with powerful music, this film is a moving portrait of a country in transition.

Theme: Genocide

Sub-Themes: Poverty, Rwandan History and Culture, Problem-Solving, Friendship, Peace, Team-Building, Personal Growth and Development