Monday, January 17, 2011

PAST NOMINEES & WINNERS: God Sleeps in Rwanda

God Sleeps in Rwanda

In the lead up to the 83rd Academy Awards on February 27th, we are revisiting past nominees and winners in the short film categories, all of which you can download from iTunes. Today, 2006 Best Documentary, Short Subject nominee, God Sleeps in Rwanda.

USA | 28 mins

Directors: Kimberlee Acquaro, Stacy Sherman
Producers: Kimberlee Acquaro, Stacy Sherman, Craig Tanner

Narrator: Rosario Dawson

The 1994 Rwandan Genocide left the country nearly 70% female, handing Rwanda's women an extraordinary burden and an unprecedented opportunity. An inspiring story of loss and redemption "God Sleeps in Rwanda" tells the story of women survivor's spirit to overcome the genocide's devastating legacy. The film follows five courageous women as they rebuild their lives, and, in doing so, redefine women's roles in Rwandan society and bring hope to a wounded nation.