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Rising from the Ashes

Directed by T.C. Johnstone
United States, Rwanda, 2012
Documentary, Sport


Narrated by Forest Whitaker, Rising From Ashes follows U.S. cycling legend Jock Boyer on a six-year journey to train the first ever national cycling team of Rwanda, a nation still devastated by the 1994 genocide that killed nearly 20% of its population.

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Rising from the Ashes Directed by T.C. Johnstone

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    "It should have been obvious that Boyer is the wrong person to anchor the story for reasons that go beyond his personal history. Even with a 6-year filming period and access to the cycling team, Johnstone still speeds past his subjects faster than they do their competitors. Viewers meet them only in short spurts and learn little about their backgrounds or what drew them to the sport." - Andrew Lapin, The Dissolve 3.5

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