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God Sleeps in Rwanda

In the 1994 Rwandan genocide as many as 1 million lost their lives in 100 days. With the focus of killing on men, the country was left nearly 70% female. This handed Rwanda's women an extraordinary burden and an unprecedented opportunity. Stepping into roles traditionally held by men Rwandan women changed their world. In a culture that historically prohibited women from performing even the most rudimentary of tasks, they are now becoming heads of households and business owners, mayors, legislators and ministers of state. The movement is not just political but also deeply personal
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Previous screenings

6 Apr – 10 Apr | Aspen, United States
20 Sep – 26 Sep | Palm Springs, United States
6 Jan – 15 Jan | Sydney, Australia
5 Mar | United States
23 Mar – 30 Mar | Phoenix, United States
6 Apr – 10 Apr | Ashland, United States
6 Oct – 8 Oct | Ellensburg, United States

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Information on this profile is provided by the film owners and/or compiled from available sources | Profile updated 14 Feb 2009