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Rising from Ashes (2012)

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The impossible triumph of Team Rwanda.

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T.C. Johnstone

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Gregg Helvey (narration)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jonathan 'Jock' Boyer Jonathan 'Jock' Boyer ... Himself (Coach of Team Rwanda))
Adrien Niyonshuti Adrien Niyonshuti ... Himself
Tom Ritchey Tom Ritchey ... Himself (Founder of Project Rwanda)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nathan Byukusenge Nathan Byukusenge ... Himself (original team)
Dan Craven Dan Craven ... Himself (Professional Cyclist)
Nicodem Habiyambele Nicodem Habiyambele ... Himself (Team Rwanda 2010)
Gasore Hategeka Gasore Hategeka ... Himself (Team Rwanda 2010)
David Nkurunziza David Nkurunziza ... Himself (Team Rwanda 2010)
Emmanuel Rudahunga Emmanuel Rudahunga ... Himself (Team Rwanda 2010)
Abraham Ruhumuriza Abraham Ruhumuriza ... Himself (original team)
Obed Ruvogera Obed Ruvogera ... Himself (Team Rwanda 2010)
Innocent Sibomana Innocent Sibomana ... Himself (Team Rwanda 2010)
Innocent 'Rocky' Uwamungu Innocent 'Rocky' Uwamungu ... Himself (Team Rwanda 2010)
Nyandwi Uwase Nyandwi Uwase ... Himself (original team)
Jean De Dieu 'Rafiki' Uwimana Jean De Dieu 'Rafiki' Uwimana ... Himself (original team)
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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 Anonymous

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The Impossible Triumph of Team Rwanda.

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Country:

USA | Rwanda | UK | South Africa

Language:

English | Kinyarwanda

Release Date:

18 October 2012 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,048, 16 August 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$37,673, 8 December 2013
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Gratis 7 Media Group See more »
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Inspirational, hopeful, beautiful.
9 March 2014 | by sandysmith317See all my reviews

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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