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Palo Alto University Invites The Community To A Screening Of The Award Winning And Inspiring Film "Sweet Dreams"

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PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Palo Alto University and Stanford University's Department of Psychiatry and Behavior Sciences proudly present the inspiring documentary "Sweet Dreams". We invite you and your friends to enjoy this free event.  More information on this amazing documentary can be found at: http://www.sweetdreamsrwanda.com

Dr. William Froming, Palo Alto University's Provost, has been going to Rwanda for the last 10 years to provide teaching, workshops and counseling to the genocide survivors and has been very inspired by this group's demonstration of women's strength. Palo Alto University's mission is improving lives around the globe. For more information about our doctorate, masters and undergraduate degrees, please visit us @ PaloAltoU.edu.

We invite you to come and join us for this free event, enjoy the film, and learn from Director/Producer Lisa Fruchtman about how she and her brother Rob made this film.  

Place: Stanford University, Cubberley Auditorium, 485 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

Date: Tuesday, February 11

Time: 6-8pm

Free Tickets, no RSVP required

Please come join us and stay for a wonderful surprise we have prepared for you after the film.  For more information, please contact Helena Ting, Vice President of Community Development, hting@paloaltou.edu

In 1994, Rwanda suffered a devastating genocide. Close to a million people were killed by neighbors, friends, even family. Since then, the country has made great strides in economic recovery, but "people are not like roads and buildings" says Kiki Katese, pioneering Rwandan theater director. "How do we rebuild a human being?"

Kiki decided to start Rwanda's first and only women's drumming troupe, open to women from both sides of the conflict. Not only that, Kiki and her troupe opened Rwanda's first ice cream shop, Inzozi Nziza, or Sweet Dreams. For the women - orphans, widows, wives and children of perpetrators - the group has been a place to begin to live again, to build new relationships, and to heal the wounds of the past.

The Sweet Dreams documentary follows these remarkable Rwandan women as they embark on a journey of independence, peace and possibility. Sweet Dreams interweaves intimate, heart-wrenching stories with joyous and powerful music to present a moving portrait of a country in transition. Their story is truly inspiring. 

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