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Wanda's Picks Radio Show: Sweet Dreams; House of Matter

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Lisa Fruchtman, co-director of Sweet Dreams, is an Academy Award winning editor who has worked in both feature film and television. Her awards and honors include an Oscar for THE RIGHT STUFF, Academy Award and BAFTA Nominations for Best Editing for THE GODFATHER PART III and APOCALYPSE NOW, an Emmy Nomination and a Cable ACE Award for TRUMAN. Lisa lives in Berkeley. The film, Sweet Dreams is the story of Ingoma Nshya is Rwanda’s first and only all women’s drumming troupe. Made up of women from both sides of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, the troupe offers a place of support, healing and reconciliation. When the group decides to partner with two young American entrepreneurs, Jennie Dundas and Alexis Miesen of Brooklyn’s Blue Marble Ice Cream, and open Rwanda’s first ever ice cream shop, these remarkable Rwandan women embark on a journey of independence, peace and possibility. SWEET DREAMS interweaves intimate, heart-wrenching stories with joyous and powerful music to present a moving portrait of a country in transition. The film has been held over an additional week in the San Francisco Bay Area. Nicole Klaymoon's Embodiment Project presents House of Matter with co-writer d. Sabela Grimes who joins us this morning. It opens at ODC Theatre in San Francisco Dec. 13-15, 2013 www.odcdance.org/events.php Music: Dwight Tribble, Meklit&Quinn, Gina Breedlove. d. Sabela grimes aka Ovasoul7 aka Professor G: The Funk-Instructor aka The Guru of Groove aka The Beacon of Boogie is a multi-hyphenate artist, creative director and consultant and educator whose body of work journeys through the current future of the present past and the corrugated spaces of many incarnations. Each creative offering is a familiar ritual, a conscious spectacle, the stillest rumination.