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Rising from Ashes (2012)

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The impossible triumph of Team Rwanda.

Director:

T.C. Johnstone

Writer:

Gregg Helvey (narration)
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Credited cast:
Jonathan 'Jock' Boyer Jonathan 'Jock' Boyer ... Self (Coach of Team Rwanda))
Adrien Niyonshuti Adrien Niyonshuti ... Self
Tom Ritchey Tom Ritchey ... Self (Founder of Project Rwanda)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nathan Byukusenge Nathan Byukusenge ... Self (original team)
Dan Craven Dan Craven ... Self (Professional Cyclist)
Nicodem Habiyambele Nicodem Habiyambele ... Self (Team Rwanda 2010)
Gasore Hategeka Gasore Hategeka ... Self (Team Rwanda 2010)
David Nkurunziza David Nkurunziza ... Self (Team Rwanda 2010)
Emmanuel Rudahunga Emmanuel Rudahunga ... Self (Team Rwanda 2010)
Abraham Ruhumuriza Abraham Ruhumuriza ... Self (original team)
Obed Ruvogera Obed Ruvogera ... Self (Team Rwanda 2010)
Innocent Sibomana Innocent Sibomana ... Self (Team Rwanda 2010)
Innocent 'Rocky' Uwamungu Innocent 'Rocky' Uwamungu ... Self (Team Rwanda 2010)
Nyandwi Uwase Nyandwi Uwase ... Self (original team)
Jean De Dieu 'Rafiki' Uwimana Jean De Dieu 'Rafiki' Uwimana ... Self (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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A solid documentary
5 March 2014 | by tmercurySee all my reviews

The story is about men in Rwanda who where children when their country erupted in a horrible civil war and how they found some purpose in their lives through cycling. One man lost sixty members of his family to the killings. "Six zero" he emphasized. You get to meet these men and their families, the culture is presented and contrasted to western values and economies. Their mentor explained how he provided money to support a diet suitable for a athlete in training but it was spent to support an extended family. You see their success and the pressures that come with it. The camera work and locations are great, you see the beauty and can also feel the grit. Anyone who has fixed a flat tire on a remote trail will get it. In the extras,producer T.C Johnstone comes across as just a arrogant and rude man; We're filming here, can you shut up. Hey, get these locals out of my shot! This is my new friend, spoken in the most condescending tone one will ever hear. His entire commentary is about him. He had problems at the airport, etc. A boor.


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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:

$7,298, 4 August 2013

Gross USA:

$38,602

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$53,804
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Gratis 7 Media Group See more »
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