A diverse cast of non-professional runners attempt to complete the most difficult ultramarathon race series on Earth. Their dramatic journey takes them across the World's most picturesque ... See full summary »
In an epic snow year, five friends leave their daily lives behind to hike California's historic John Muir Trail, a 211-mile stretch from Yosemite to Mt. Whitney (the highest peak in the ... See full summary »
Trailnotes is a collection of stories capturing the lifestyles of four passionate mountainbikers from the Southern Hemisphere Mecca of Rotorua New Zealand and infamous trails of the Whakarewarewa forest.
Examines the popularity of endurance sports and profiles four everyday individuals - cancer survivor, blind senior citizen and twin sisters - who compete in marathons and triathlons and are redefining what it means to be an 'athlete'.
Profound and penetrating insight into the hermetically closed world of professional cycling. With former pro rider, Tour de France winner Bjarne Riis as the protagonist, the documentary ... See full summary »
Director David Rowe documents the emergence of the prolific track bike scene in Seattle Washington. Started by Cadence Clothing founder and fixed-gear rider Dustin Klein, the monthly ... See full summary »
Splinters is the first feature-length documentary film about the evolution of indigenous surfing in the developing nation of Papua New Guinea. In the 1980s an intrepid Australian pilot left... See full summary »
Without one eccentric first-generation Jewish immigrant from Transylvania, the New York City Marathon simply wouldn't exist. Ehrlich's fun, loving, and inspirational tribute to the late ... See full summary »
Where the Trail Ends is a film following the worlds top freeride mountain bikers as they search for untraveled terrain around the globe, ultimately shaping the future of big mountain free ... See full summary »
Where the Yellowstone Goes follows a 30-day drift boat journey down the longest undammed river in the contiguous United States. Intimate portraits of locals in both booming cities and dusty... See full summary »
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From The Ashes is an uplifting and remarkable tale of a summer that changed English sport forever. In July 1981, rioting and discontent ruled the streets of England. On the playing fields, ... See full summary »
Rising from Ashes is a feature length documentary about the first Rwandan national cycling team in their bid to make history and represent their country at the 2012 Olympics. Competing in a white man's sport, reserved for the privileged, a rag tag group of cyclists coached by the first American to ride in the Tour de France, are transformed into a powerful symbol of hope for a country recovering from one of the world's most devastating genocides. Written by
The story of Team Rwanda is one of hope and inspiration. It was beautifully filmed and the story flowed quite well. We heard how, sadly and tragically, colonialism contributed in a significant way to the genocide. Fortunately, we saw beyond that to a Rwanda that is trying to rebuild itself. The film shows both the past tragedy and the present/future hope.
The Rwandan cyclists are fantastic. Some are charismatic, others are softer, maybe even more vulnerable, but just as engaging. Jack "Jock" Boyer's story is also quite compelling. I only wish we heard more about Tom Ritchey, the Californian cyclist who was the one who made Team Rwanda happen. His story is equally compelling, yet another story of hope rising. But I guess it's too much to fit into one film. I'll read the book for his story. That's my only "complaint" about the movie, which is really a non-complaint. I was fully taken by the cast, the country, and the story.
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