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Rising from Ashes, dir. T.C. Johnstone, USA / Rwanda / UK / RSA 2012, 82 mins.
lang. en, sub. en / pl
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.