|Rising From Ashes
Directed by T.C. Johnstone
80 minutes, color, English, 2013
Two worlds collide when cycling legend Jonathan "Jock" Boyer moves to Rwanda to help the first Rwandan National Cycling Team in their six year journey to compete in the Olympic Games. Against impossible odds both Jock and the team find new purpose as they rise from the ashes of their past.
Executive produced and narrated by Forest Whitaker (Lee Daniels' The Butler, The Last King of Scotland).
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"The wildly improbable story of the Rwandan National Cycling Team delivers! Experience the wonderful good spirits as the riders find their way in the strange new world of competitive cycling." - Los Angeles Times
"Wonderfully inspiring! Joyous and uplifting, full of spirit, memorable athletes and remarkable achievements." - New York Daily News
"Stirring, engaging, inspirational...a crowd-pleaser!" - Variety
"A remarkable documentary....rich footage, a layered story, fantastic soundtrack - and uses each to vivid and captivating effect." - LA Weekly
"A compelling take with genuine drama. Convincingly illustrates how biking restored a sense of national pride and a feeling of purpose." - Time Out New York
"Inherently powerful drama." - The Hollywood Reporter
"A masterful tribute to unity, selflessness and redemption in spite of all odds."
See details about this film's theatrical run.
Visit the film's offical webpage risingfromashesthemovie.com.
Watch Producer Greg Kwedar and cycling coach Jock Boyer on The Wall Street Journal's Lunch Break.
• Behind the Scenes: The Making of Rising From Ashes