Rising From Ashes Poster

Release Date: August 2nd, 2013

DVD Release Date: November 12th, 2013

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 20 min

Plot Summary
Legendary American cycler Jock Boyer helps members of Rwanda's first national cycling team prepare for the 2012 Olympic Games.

Cast: Forest Whitaker

Director: T.C. Johnstone

Genres: Documentary

Distributors: First Run

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Filmed over six years, “Ashes” is joyous and uplifting, full of spirit, memorable athletes (including Olympian Adrien Niyonshuti) and remarkable achievements, both big and small. show more

  • Narrated in unobtrusive fashion by Forest Whitaker and featuring a jaunty Afropop soundtrack, the film is crisp and economical, with the filmmaker carefully avoiding extraneous melodramatics. They are, after all, hardly necessary in a tale that already contains such inherently powerful drama. show more

  • The sincerity and simplicity of the film, however, lift it somewhat above the ordinary run. show more

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