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Sports Film Of The Week: Rising From The Ashes

The story of Rwanda’s national cycling team. It’s a lot better than it sounds.

Title: Rising From The Ashes

Release date: 2012

Plot: Six years in the making, this is effecting feature-length film about Rwanda’s national cycling team and their bid to reach the Olympics. But this is no Cool Runnings on wheels. Narrated by Forest Whittaker it traces the effecting story of Jack Boyer’s move to the formerly war-torn country and his bid to help a small team of riders achieve glory. Here’s the trailer:

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