Jonathan “Jock” Boyer was the first American to ride in the Tour de France and later left the the U.S. to create a cycling program in war-torn Rwanda. What he found there was a group of young men with incredible pasts and immense talent. Rising From Ashes follows the formation and growth of Team Rwanda all the way from an idea to a continental powerhouse. Narrated by Forest Whitaker, the pairing of the beautiful landscape of central Africa and an emotional story of impressive cyclists makes for one hell of a trailer. Keep an eye out for the full film when it shows up in select theaters across the country, beginning this month.
Nurturing Cycling in an Unlikely Place