Two worlds collide when cycling legend Jock Boyer moves to Rwanda to help the first Rwandan National Cycling Team in their six-year journey to compete in the Olympic Games in London. Setting out against impossible odds both Jock and the team find new purpose as they rise from the ashes of their past. For the Rwandans, this past includes illiteracy, poverty and the traumatic psychological effects of the 1994 genocide. Executive produced and narrated by Forest Whitaker, the stunningly photographed documentary follows Jock (the first American to compete in the Tour de France) and his Rwandan riders as they slowly but steadily learn what it means to be a professional cyclist—how to train, how to compete and how to live the life of a top level athlete. As they get better and better, the riders of Team Rwanda give their countrymen a vision of something greater than themselves and their troubled history: hope for a future. Features a lively Afropop score and breathtakingly beautiful scenes of the Rwandan countryside. Directed by T.C. Johnstone. Official Web Site

Director:

T.C. Johnstone

Cast:

Forest Whitaker (narrator), Jock Boyer, Tom Ritchey, Adrien Niyonshuti, Rafiki Uwimana, Nathan Byukusenge, Abraham Ruhumuriza

MPAA Rating:

NR

Run Time:

1hr 20mins

Release Year:

2012

Country Of Origin:

USA