Join the University of Washington Film Club for a special night of Hors-d’Oeuvres & Conversation with filmmaker Laura Waters Hinson at the campus premiere of MAMA RWANDA. This 30-minute documentary examines a new generation of Rwandan women whose passion for entrepreneurship is transforming Rwanda into one of the fastest growing economies in the world.
7:00 PM Reception
7:30 PM Screening
8:00 PM Post-screening discussion with the filmmaker
WATCH THE TRAILER: https://vimeo.com/35671161
ABOUT THE FILM
MAMA RWANDA is a modern tale of working mothers told through the eyes of the unlikeliest women – those who lived through genocide. Drocella, a village wife, and Christine, a city widow, have traded subsistence living for a life of business innovation, sparking enlightenment and controversy among their communities. Set against the backdrop of national reconciliation, Drocella and Christine represent a new generation of women helping to turn post-genocide Rwanda into one of the top ten fastest growing economies in the world. Interspersed by commentary from Rwandan experts in women’s entrepreneurship, the film highlights the roles of education and access to capital in empowering women to overcome poverty through entrepreneurship. A universal, globally relevant tale, MAMA RWANDA is a deeply cinematic portrait of two mothers on a journey to build peace through prosperity creation.
"Paints a vivid picture of the power of entrepreneurship and education for women…” -Devin Thorpe, Forbes