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Lecture Symposium: Rising From Ashes with Director T.C. Johnstone

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April 9, 2014 at 7:00pm - April 9, 2014 at 9:00pm


Lundy-Fetterman School of Business
Lynch Auditorium
165 Dr. McKoy Road
Buies Creek, NC 27506
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Event Details:

April 7th, 1994 marked the beginning of the Rwandan genocide that would last 4 months and take at least 500,000 lives and perhaps double that number.

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of this dark chapter of world history and to tell a story of human resilience in the face of unimaginable tragedy, Campbell University will present the inspirational documentary Rising From Ashes.

Two worlds collide when cycling legend Jonathan “Jock” Boyer moves to Rwanda to help the first Rwandan National Cycling Team in their six year journey to compete in the Olympic Games. Against impossible odds both Jock and the team find new purpose as they rise from the ashes of their past.

Stunningly filmed, Rising From Ashes follows Jock (the first American to compete in the Tour de France) and his Rwandan riders as they slowly learn what it means to be a professional cyclist - how to train, compete, and live the life of a top level athlete. As their strength and confidence grows, the riders of Team Rwanda give their fellow citizens a vision of something greater than themselves and their history: hope for a future.

Executive produced and narrated by Forest Whitaker (Lee Daniels' The Butler, The Last King of Scotland), Rising From Ashes has been hailed as "a masterful tribute to unity, selflessness and redemption in spite of all odds."

Director T.C. Johnstone will be on campus to present his film and conduct a Q&A.

To get more information or to view a trailer, go to: firstrunfeatures.com/risingfromashesdvd.html