Women Make Movies is happy to announce that GOD SLEEPS IN RWANDA by Kimberlee Acquaro and Stacy Sherman is the co-winner of this year's Best
Documentary Emmy® Award. After winning multiple Audience and Critic
Awards at film festivals across the country, after its nomination for
the Best Documentary Short Academy Award®, and after its acclaimed
broadcast on HBO/Cinemax's Reel Life Series, this powerful film has
received the top honors from the National Academy of Television Arts &
Sciences. The other documentary winner is a Canadian film also about
the Rwandan genocide, Shake Hands With The Devil: The Journey of Roméo
Dallaire. The News and Documentary Emmys® were presented last week in
New York City.
Congratulations to filmmakers Kimberlee Acquaro and Stacy Sherman!
About the film:
The 1994 Rwandan Genocide left the country nearly 70 percent female,
handing Rwanda's women an extraordinary burden and an unprecedented
opportunity. An inspiring story of loss and redemption, this film
captures the spirit of five courageous women as they rebuild their
lives, redefining women's roles in Rwandan society and bringing hope
to a wounded nation.
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