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Mama Rwanda

Laura Waters Hinson dir. (30 min)  Friday 3:30 pm

MAMA RWANDA examines a new generation of women in post-genocide Rwanda whose passion for entrepreneurship is transforming their nation into one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. This short documentary interweaves the stories of two women: Drocella, a village wife, and Christine, a city widow, as they trade subsistence living for a life in business, challenging Western stereotypes of the “African woman,” and highlighting the role of education in empowering women to overcome poverty. A universal, globally relevant tale, MAMA RWANDA is a deeply cinematic portrait of two mothers on a journey to build peac through prosperity. 

Panel: "What Can America Learn from Entrepreneurs in the Developing World?" Lee Allison, John Chisholm; Claudia Murray, mod.