Location: Jane Pickens Theatre, Touro Street, Newport, RI, United States
Description: Rising From Ashes is a feature length 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 rise from the ashes of their past. Starring Forrest Whitaker
Come see this acclaimed and inspiring film. A portion of ticket sales will support our work - improving and encouraging bicycling in and around Newport. http://www.bikenewportri.org
The Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center received an award from Bike Newport in May 2013 for being the Most Bike-Friendly Business in Newport, Rhode Island.
Please ride your bike to this screening if the snow has melted by then! They offer a historic bike rack on the side of the building crafted from an antique gate.
Fillmaker statement: The documentary feature film Rising From Ashes was created with a common goal: to tell a story of redemption hope and second chances. It was not about the bike, however the bicycle became a tool that has changed a nation.
Rising From Ashes has been produced by two partnering non-profit’s, Gratis 7 Media Group and Project Rwanda. Many have believed in the project over the past 6 years and have generously provided over $800,000 in funding. The film has been completely donor funded and we currently have no debt on the motion picture. Unlike many films 100% of the back end proceeds will go directly to Team Rwanda to continue to build the next phase of the project. Team Rwanda started out as a cycling organization however they 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 fresh drinking water, were malnourished, and had never received healthcare. 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. Team Rwanda had to look deeper.