On tap this week, comes a film executive produced and narrated by Forest Whitaker. Following Jock Boyer, the first American ever to compete in the Tour de France, to Rwanda, Rising from Ashes chronicles his efforts to assist a group of genocide survivors in their goal to become Rwanda’s first national cycling team. If you ever get a chance to watch more than the trailer, do it—you won’t be disappointed.
Rising From Ashes
“Rising from Ashes” is a feature length documentary about two worlds colliding when cycling legend 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.
For more information on the project, as well as info on how to host a screening a of the film, check out its webpage here.