Arlington Drafthouse and Cinema will host a screening of Rising From Ashes this evening at 7:20 p.m. Tickets are $12 at the door.
Rising From Ashes , which has garnered critical acclaim from major publications and received awards at numerous independent film festivals, is described thusly:
Rising From Ashes is a joyous and uplifting independent film about the development of a national cycling team in Rwanda, a country still affected deeply by the genocide that tore the East African nation apart in 1994.
Two worlds collide when cycling legend Jacques “Jock” Boyer moves to Rwanda in 2006 to help a group of struggling survivors of the genocide to pursue their dream of creating a national cycling team. Members of the fledgling team were children left orphaned by the genocide a decade earlier. Their pasts are painful. As they set out against impossible odds, both Boyer – fighting his own past demons – and the team find new purpose as they rise from the ashes of their pasts through remarkable achievements, both big and small.