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Title God Sleeps in Rwanda [Kanopy electronic resource]

Publication Info. [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2015.
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file)
Playing Time Duration: 29 minutes
Note Title from title frames.
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Event Originally produced by Women Make Movies in 2004.
Summary Uncovering amazing stories of hope in the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide, Academy Award-Nominee God Sleeps in Rwanda captures the spirit of five courageous women as they rebuild their lives, redefine women's roles in Rwandan society and bring hope to a wounded nation. The 1994 Rwandan Genocide left the country nearly 70 percent female, handing Rwanda's women an extraordinary burden and an unprecedented opportunity. Girls are attending school in record numbers, and women now make up a large part of the country's leadership. Working with two cameras and no crew except for their translator"”a genocide survivor herself"”the filmmakers uncover incredible stories: an HIV-positive policewoman raising four children alone and attending night school to become a lawyer, a teenager who has become head of household for her four siblings, and a young woman orphaned in her teens who is now the top development official in her area. Heart-wrenching and inspiring, this powerful film is a brutal reminder of the consequences of the Rwandan tragedy, and a tribute to the strength and spirit of those who are moving forth. ** Emmy Winner for Best Documentary and Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary Short!**
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Language In English
Indexed Term African Studies
Gender Studies
History - Modern
Race and Class Studies
Added Author Acquaro, Kimberlee, filmmaker
Sherman, Stacy, filmmaker
Kanopy (Firm)
Music No. 1115397 Kanopy
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