Rising from Ashes (NR)
COTA Movie Night @ McMenamins
- Old St. Francis School - Old St. Francis Theater |
- Thursday, February 20, 2014
- 9 p.m. |
- $5 per person (cash only) |
- 21 and over
About Rising from Ashes (NR)
Join Pine Mountain Sports for a film that shows how the love of racing a bicycle became a tool that has changed a nation.
Narrated by Forest Whitaker, Rising from Ashes is a beautifully filmed documentary about 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 form Team Rwanda and rise from the ashes of their past.
It started out as a cycling organization, but Team Rwanda quickly learned they had to care for the greater needs of each athlete. Many of the riders could not read or write, lived in homes without water, electricity, were malnourished, and had never received healthcare, or even knew what a dentist was. But there was still a greater issue, the issues of the heart. These riders were all recovering from the traumatic psychological effects of the 1994 genocide.
About COTA Movie Night @ McMenamins
Movie Night at McMenamins raises funds and awareness for Central Oregon Trail Alliance.