Rising From Ashes - Movie Night

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Rising From Ashes - Movie Night

Time: July 9, 2014 from 7pm to 10pm
Location: Regal Cinema Kensington
Street: Kensington Rd
City/Suburb: Kensington Park
Website or Map: https://www.google.com/maps/p…
Phone: MB 0419 690 259
Event Type: fundraiser, movie, night
Organised By: Barney Habel
Latest Activity: Jun 28, 2014

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Rising from Ashes

View Trailer http://tinyurl.com/n9ob78w

In Rwanda, ‘The Land of a Thousand Hills’, the bicycle is essential to life. It is how you move. It is how you work. And during the Genocide, it is how you survived. Rising from Ashes is a feature length documentary about two worlds colliding. Filmed over six years across three continents, it follows the story of the growth of the newly formed Team Rwanda professional cycling team, under the direction of their coach, US cycling legend, Jock Boyer.

All proceeds are going to Cancer Council SA

When: Wednesday 9th July

Where: Regal Cinema Kensington,

             Kensington Road

Time:   7pm for drinks and 7:30pm start

Price:   $20 per ticket and include a glass of Scarpantoni Wine on arrival plus lucky door prizes donated by sponsors. 

Get the team together for a relaxed night in

… Book Now!!

Book Online Click here

or visit: www.eventbrite.com.au

(search “Rising from Ashes”)

or call Barney on MB 0419 690 259

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Comment by Gus on June 27, 2014 at 13:23

I really would like to see this. I don't think Wednesday night is so good but I'll work on it.

By the way, a member, Andrew Bunney, a broadcaster and film reviewer for 3D Radio, wrote this on my post about the film here.

Rising from Ashes is a feature length documentary about building a professional cycling team in post-genocide Rwanda. Rwanda previously had many bikes and also a strong competitive cycling culture. This tiny, beautiful, mountainous country is shown here in colourful, crisp images.

The film has a compelling cast of young African riders with traumatic pasts. All are survivors of the 1994 genocide when a million people were massacred in a three-month period. The film includes a brief outline of the circumstances, stemming largely from colonial crassness (Belgian, this time). The bloody results are quite graphically represented at one stage of the film, too.

However, Rising from Ashes is mostly an inspirational and uplifting bike-buddy, road movie. From ‘The Land of a Thousand Hills’ hills, these elite athletes switch adeptly from mountain bikes to road-racing (and back) and we watch their level rise over a six-year period including on a tour to the US.

The story is a heroic one against the odds and will appeal especially to cyclists or followers of African politics. For others though, it is a glimpse into both of these worlds through a carefully-told true story.

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