• Rising From Ashes (2012) Rating & Reviews

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Based on 9 Critics
  • 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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