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Rising From Ashes (2013)

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"Rising from Ashes" is a feature length documentary about two worlds colliding when cycling legend Jock Boyer moves to Rwanda, Africa 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.

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Cast

Adrien Niyonshuti
as Team Rwanda
Rafiki Uwimana
as Team Rwanda
Nathan Byukusenge
as Team Rwanda
Tom Ritchey
as Founder of Team Rwanda and the Inventor of the Mountain B
Jock Boyer
as Coach and the First American to Ride in the Tour de Franc
Abraham Ruhumuriza
as Team Rwanda
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All Critics (25) | Top Critics (12)

Essentially a sports documentary with the look and feel of an ESPN program, "Rising from Ashes" nevertheless has broad, inspirational appeal on a human level.

September 12, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4
Seattle Times
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This is an inspiring tale of a nation, and a man, not wanting to be judged by past misdeeds.

August 22, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Engaging personalities and lively, good-looking assembly make T.C. Johnstone's inspirational sports docu a crowdpleaser.

August 16, 2013 | Full Review…
Variety
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This feel-good sports doc brings a little-known story to compelling life.

August 16, 2013 | Full Review…
Hollywood Reporter
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Ashes is joyous and uplifting, full of spirit, memorable athletes (including Olympian Adrien Niyonshuti) and remarkable achievements, both big and small.

August 16, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
New York Daily News
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Though the subject inspires, Johnstone's treatment lacks focus and edge, falling back on platitudes, sentiment, and generalities when clarity is what is needed.

August 15, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
Boston Globe
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