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Preview Forest Whitaker-Narrated, Exec Produced Rwandan Feature Doc 'Rising From Ashes'

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act October 15, 2012 at 10:22AM

Narrated and executive produced by Forest Whitaker, Rising from Ashes is a feature length documentary from director/producer T.C. Johnstone's.
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Rise From Ashes

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 RwandaThe 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:

Rising From Ashes from T.C. Johnstone on Vimeo.

This article is related to: Forest Whitaker


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