God is not Working on Sunday!

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After the bloody genocide 20 years ago, Rwanda made a remarkable turnaround, which was primarily made possible by the country's women. GOD IS NOT WORKING ON SUNDAY! follows two Rwandan activists, Godelieve and Florida, as they work to address the trauma of genocide. Over a five year period the filmmaker Leona Goldstein, herself the descendant of Holocaust survivors, has looked into the question of how a society in which perpetrators and victims are still neighbors can be reunited and how the unspeakable can be discussed. The result sounds like a feminist utopia: the country is predominantly ruled by women, it's a leader in IT technology and has rapid economic growth.