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Rwanda documentary comes to Mill Valley Film Festival

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Tonight is opening night for the Mill Valley Film Festival: the biggest Bay Area film fest of the year. Among the films showing is Sweet Dreams, the story of a group of Rwandan women who found community and support after the 1994 Rwandan genocide by coming together as a drum troupe. The film was codirected, coedited, and coproduced by Rob Fruchtman and his sister: Berkeley resident Lisa Fruchtman. KALW’s Ben Trefny spoke with Lisa Fruchtman about the making of Sweet Dreams.

Audio for this interview available after 5pm. 

Hear director Lisa Fruchtman talk about how she ended up working with Francis Ford Coppola on Apocalypse Now, as well as The Godfather II and III here

Sweet Dreams is playing at the Mill Valley Film Festival on Sunday October 7 and Tuesday October 9. Find more details here.

Ben was hired as Interim Executive Director of KALW in November, 2021.