Mothers who mean business.
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.
Mama Rwanda is releasing in major cities in the Fall of 2016, in partnership with the Akilah Institute for Women, Rwanda’s only all-women’s college providing degrees in entrepreneurship, information systems, and hospitality management. Akilah graduates go on to earn 12 times the national median income in Rwanda, creating lasting economic growth for their families and communities.
Produced by Image Bearer Pictures – learn more about our other films at www.ImageBearerPictures.com
Mama Rwanda was funded by the SEVEN Fund, the National Geographic All Roads Film Project, the Moving Picture Institute and by private donors.
Running time: 30 minutes