WMM has announced that GOD SLEEPS IN RWANDA has received an Emmy nomination for BEST DOCUMENTARY.
Produced and directed by Kimberlee Acquaro and Stacy Sherman, GOD SLEEPS IN RWANDA was broadcast on HBO Cinemax’s acclaimed Reel Life Series. An Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Short, this powerful film has garnered countless prestigious awards, including the Audience Award and Jury Special Mention at Silverdocs.
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, GOD SLEEPS IN RWANDA 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.
From WMM’s Production Assistance Program, Laura Poitras’s documentary My Country, My Country has been nominated for OUTSTANDING CONTINUING COVERAGE OF A NEWS STORY, LONG FORM. Also nominated for an Academy Award, this riveting film follows the story of Dr. Riyadh, an Iraqi doctor, father of six, and Sunni political candidate in Iraq’s January 2005 elections.
The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation, produced by former Board member and WMM filmmaker (STEPHANIE), Peggy Stern and directed by John Canemaker, was nominated in the category of OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN A CRAFT: GRAPHIC & ARTISTIC DESIGN. Stern’s film, The Hidden World of Dyslexia is currently in the WMM Production Assistance Program.