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Indie Trailer Sunday: 'Rising From Ashes' - A Rwandan Cycling Doc

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October 14, 2012
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Rising From Ashes Doc Trailer

The Impossible Triumph of Team Rwanda. Today's indie trailer is for a documentary called Rising From Ashes, about the National Cycling Team from Rwanda, Africa that went on to compete in the London 2012 Olympics. The story is that cycling legend Jock Boyer moved to Rwanda in 2005 and helped cultivate an amazingly talented team of athletes from the "ashes of their past" and the horrible genocide of the 1990s. Forest Whitaker is an executive producer and the narrator. I hadn't heard much about this before, but after watching the trailer I knew I needed to show it, this looks outstanding. A film about hope and triumph.

Watch the trailer for T.C. Johnstone's documentary Rising From Ashes, in high def from Vimeo:

T.C. Johnstone's Rising from Ashes is a feature length documentary about two worlds colliding when cycling legend Jacques "Jock" Boyer moves to Rwanda, Africa to help a group of struggling genocide survivors pursue their dream of a national team. As they set out against impossible odds both Jock and the team find new purpose as they rise from the ashes of their past. Camera operator-turned-filmmaker T.C. Johnstone is making his feature debut this this. The film just played at the Hamptons Film Festival earlier this month and is showing at the Austin, Heartlands & Napa Valley Film Festivals coming up. For more info on the doc, and to find out how to see it, visit risingfromashesthemovie.com. It certainly looks worth seeing. Interested?

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  • Steve Miller
    This looks fantastic. Can't wait to see it at AFF!
  • Gabe Cox
    Very excited about this doc. Looks amazing!

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