Project Description

In The Rhythm of Healing, Dancer Imani Cook-Gist shares the healing power of music and dance in Rwanda, a country devastated by a 1994 genocide in which one million people were slaughtered in 100 days. Traditional dancers, music students and the country’s most famous Gospel singer share their experience.

This teen-produced documentary resulted from An Investigative Journalism Adventure to Rwanda, a program of Harvard-Westlake School in Studio City, California and Friendship Tours World Travel, and led by artist/educator Cheri Gaulke, Emmy Award-winning journalist/producer Jeff MacIntyre (Content Media Group), and history teacher Alethea Paradis. For more info about this and other trips, go to To see other films about Rwanda visit