Fri. Feb 3rd, 2023

Rising from ashes

One night only! Join our 50 Mile Ride for Rwanda fans on Monday Feb 24 at the exclusive OC premier of “Rising from Ashes”, an inspiring true story about the rise of the Rwandan National Cycling Team. The film will be presented at the historic West Coast Theater in old town Santa Ana (near the Civic Center). Doors open at 6:30pm and the screening starts at 7:00pm. After the film you’ll get to meet the filmmakers as well as Team Rwanda member Rafiki Uwimana (the one with the infectious smile and the boundless enthusiasm for life).

“Rising from Ashes” is a feature length documentary about two worlds colliding when cycling legend Jock Boyer 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. (Note from Doug: I’ve seen the documentary a few times, with audiences of all types – and I guarantee you’ll be inspired and encouraged by the message – whether you are a cyclist or not).

Donations will be accepted, and merchandise will be available for purchase. All proceeds from the night will benefit the Rising From Ashes Foundation. Registration for the 50 Mile Ride for Rwanda will also be available that night. Come join your friends for a fun and inspiring night! Please join and share our film screening FB Page.

By Editor

The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

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