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News May 31, 2013 - 10:41:14 AM


WBDC Radio Show on WPKN to Feature Award Winning Connecticut Filmmaker

By Women’s Business Development Council’s (WBDC)





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Women’s Business Development Council’s (WBDC) monthly radio show WOMEN’S BUSINESS ISSUES hosted by WBDC CEO Fran Pastore will feature award-winning filmmaker Rob Fruchtman on June 4th from 12 noon until 1 pm live. The show airs on WPKN 89.5 FM and streams live at www.wpkn.org. Fructman is the director of the film “Sweet Dreams”, a film focusing on a group of remarkable women from Rwanda who become budding entrepreneurs as they open up their cooperative and learn to m WBDC has been intimately involved with the Rwandan women featured in the film.

Three years ago, Pastore was honored with an invitation from the international organization Business Council for Peace based in New York City and the owners of Blue Marble Ice Cream based in Brooklyn, New York in 2010 to participate in providing WBDC financial and business training to the Rwandan women opening the ice cream business “Sweet Dreams”.

As a result of their ongoing dedication to the women of Rwanda, Women’s Business Development Council (WBDC) was offered the opportunity to premiere the “Sweet Dreams” documentary film in Connecticut. The premiere is taking place on June 6th at The Bijou Theater in Bridgeport, CT. While other films have documented the atrocity of the Rwandan genocide, “Sweet Dreams” is telling a new kind of story… the story of remarkable women who dare to dream of new possibilities for themselves and their country.

During the interview, Fructman and Pastore will share their experiences in Rwanda and Fructman will discuss the making of the film. To hear more WOMEN’S BUSINESS ISSUES radio show airs the first Tuesday of every month and includes key local and national guests to discuss issues related to women in business.

A limited number of tickets are still available for the “Sweet Dreams” premiere which takes place on June 6th 2013 at 6 pm at The Bijou Theater. The theater is located at 275 Fairfield Avenue in Bridgeport, CT. The event is sponsored by RBS Citizens Bank as part of their financial education commitment to the community.Rob Fructman will be available for a question and answer session following the film to further discuss his experiences while filming in Rwanda. Tickets are available for $20 and can be purchased from WBDC’s website, www.ctwbdc.org. Please call 203-353-1750 with any questions. All proceeds will support SWEET DREAMS and the women of Ingoma Nshya. Light appetizers will be served and a cash bar is available.




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