Rising From Ashes

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Saturday, February 27th, 2016


Rio Theatre

1205 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz

Tickets: $15 Advance, $18 At The Door

Cyclists for Cultural Exchange will be hosting this special screening of Rising From Ashes (USA, 2012), a feature-length documentary film about Team Africa Rising (formerly Team Rwanda). The film follows USA cycling legend Jock Boyer as he 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. With local ties to the Monterey Bay Area, Team Africa Rising is close to the hearts of many people here. We encourage you to join us in coming out to support the riders, the team and the idea that the bicycle can be a vehicle of hope for an entire nation rebuilding itself from genocide.  After the film, there will be a recorded video update from Coach Jock Boyer in Rwanda and special guest Geoff Drake in person, a local Santa Cruz writer, journalist and cyclist who recently returned from the Tour de Rwanda in November.
All proceeds will benefit the Team Rwanda in support of their work to raise vital resources for cycling programs on the ground in Africa.

Check out this film trailer and get inspired! http://risingfromashesthemovie.com/


Parental Guidance Note: Please be advised that this film explores topics that may be not be suitable for children.


Tickets available online at Brown Paper Tickets http://risingfromashes.brownpapertickets.com/.

Tickets also available in person at The Bicycle Trip, 1001 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz, and Bike Station Aptos, 36 Rancho del Mar, Aptos.  Cash or check only.

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