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Rising from Ashes

  • Farmer's Museum Cooperstown, NY 13326 (map)

Directed by T.C. Johnstone and narrated by Forest Whitaker, the inspiring film recounts the story of the first Rwandan national cycling team, and its emergence on the international cycling circuit. Coached by the first American to ride in the Tour de France, many of the cyclists were genocide survivors, and had to overcome many challenges. Since the film’s release in 2012, the Rising from Ashes Foundation was created to fund cycling teams in Rwanda, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and other African nations.