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Web Exclusive: Bay Area director on working with Francis Ford Coppola

Courtesy of sweetdreamsrwanda.com

Sweet Dreams is a documentary that tells the story of a group of Rwandan women who coped with the 1994 Rwandan genocide in part by coming together as a drum troupe. The film was codirected, coedited, and coproduced by Rob Fruchtman and his sister, Berkeley resident Lisa Fruchtman. She worked as an editor on The Godfather II and III and Apocolypse Now, and won an academy award for editing the feature film The Right Stuff. In this web exclusive, KALW’s Ben Trefny spoke with Lisa Fruchtman about her experience working with fellow Bay Area resident Francis Ford Coppola on some of his most significant films.

Click the audio player above to listen. To hear the rest of the interview, tune in at 5pm to 91.7FM.

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

Crosscurrents Rob Fruchtman
Ben joined KALW in 2004. As Executive News Editor and then News Director, he helped the news department win numerous regional and national awards for long- and short-form journalism. He also helped teach hundreds of audio producers, many of whom work with him at KALW, today.