Narrated and executive produced by Forest Whitaker, Rising from Ashes is a feature length documentary from director/producer T.C. Johnstone’s.
6 years in the making, the film’s synopsis reads as follows:
Two worlds colliding when cycling legend Jock Boyer moves to Rwanda to help a group of struggling genocide survivors pursue their dream of a national team. As they set out against impossible odds both Jock and the team find new purpose as they rise from the ashes of their past.
Rising From Ashes was produced by two non-profit organizations, Gratis 7 Media Group and Project Rwanda. The film was funded entirely by generous donors, to the fune of over $800,000.
It’s currently touring the film festival circuit; however, if you’re it’s not coming to your city, and/or you’re interested in seeing/hosting a screening of it in your neck of the woods, you’re advised to visit the film’s website HERE. If a screening has not been scheduled in your area, you can take the lead by completing their screening request form.
Here’s its trailer: