Thursday, Feb 20
COTA MOVIE NIGHT @ McMENAMINS
RISING FROM ASHES
Old. St Francis School Theater – Bend, OR
9:00 p.m. | $5 per person (cash only) | 21 & over
Join Pine Mountain Sports at COTA Movie Night @ McMenamins for a film that shows how the love of racing a bicycle became a tool that has changed a nation.
Narrated by Forest Whitaker, Rising from Ashes is a beautifully filmed documentary about two worlds colliding when cycling legend Jock Boyer moves to Rwanda, Africa 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 form Team Rwanda and rise from the ashes of their past.
It started out as a cycling organization however Team Rwanda quickly learned they had to care for the greater needs of each athlete. Many of the riders could not read or write, lived in homes without water, electricity, were malnourished, and had never received healthcare, or even knew what a dentist was. But there was still a greater issue, the issues of the heart. These riders were all recovering from the traumatic psychological effects of the 1994 genocide.
COTA Movie Night at McMenamins raises funds and awareness for Central Oregon Trail Alliance. (cotamtb.com)
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