Rising From Ashes


Oriental Theatre Screen 2 Tue, Oct 1, 2013 7:00 PM
Oriental Theatre Screen 2 Fri, Oct 4, 2013 12:00 PM
Fox Bay Cinema Grill Screen 2 Wed, Oct 9, 2013 10:15 PM
Film Info
Program Category:Documentary Festival Favorites (Presented by Christine Symchych and Jim McNulty)
Runtime:80 min
Event Type:Features
Country of Origin:USA/Rwanda/United Kingdom/South Africa
Original Language:English/Kinyarwanda
Subtitles:English/Kinyarwanda with English subtitles
Film Sponsor:Lowlands Group
Community Partners:Team Colavita Wisconsin
Wisconsin Cycling Association
Swingin’ Door Exchange
Cast/Crew Info
Director:T.C. Johnstone
Cast:Jock Boyer
Adrien Niyonshuti
Rafiki Uwimana
Nathan Byukusenge
Forest Whitaker (Narrator)
Executive Producer:Forest Whitaker
Jon Halbert
Linda Halbert
Dan Cooper
Peb Jackson
Producer:T.C. Johnstone
Greg Kwedar
Cinematographer:David Eggerichs
Ryan Scheer
Jeremy Rodgers
Jeffrey Waldron
Editor:T.C. Johnstone
Elisa Bonora


This incredibly inspiring tale of perseverance and hope follows the wildly improbable Rwandan national cycling team as they learn what it takes to become professional athletes under the tutelage of cycling legend Jock Boyer, with the long-shot goal of qualifying for the London Olympics. Narrated by executive producer Forest Whitaker, this gorgeously shot doc is a moving portrait of how a group of people, when working in unison toward a goal, can become bigger than themselves and their country's tragic history, becoming a symbol of hope for a people rising from ashes.