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World Bank Africa Film Series: Rising from Ashes

The World Bank Africa Region presents "Rising From Ashes", a feature documentary by award-winning filmmaker T.C. Johnstone.

“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.

Following the screening, there will be a discussion with the filmmaker, T.C. Johnstone, as well as members of the diaspora community on the film and the issues and thoughts that it enlightens.


Registration is required. Tickets are found at http://worldbankfilmscreening-es2005.eventbrite.com/?rank=11#.

Please bring valid ID to present at the registration table

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  • BEN A.

    DITTO...IN AGREEMENT WITH U BOTH...GREAT MEETUP & SOCIAL..!!

    1 · April 25, 2013

  • Dunori V. P.

    Giant thanks to Chinyere again for finding this; I think it may have been our best meet-up yet because:
    - the reception with the hor'derves was a nice surprise
    - the film was free
    - the film was fantastic
    - the "MC" knew how to "rock the crowd"
    - the socializing afterwards was great (thanks Ben & Tiwana).

    Did anybody else notice that Jock said he is vegetarian? For me of course I thought that was a nice plus too.

    1 · April 25, 2013

    • Tiwana

      Yes! I second everytjing Dunori said. Not only was the meetup awesome, the hang out afterwards was just as great. Can't wait to do it again!

      1 · April 25, 2013

  • Dunori V. P.

    Is anyone familiar with the venue? If so, where is a good place to convene?
    Also, anyone who already registered on the eventbrite page probably got a memo saying check-ins will start promptly at 5. A little seat-saving may be needed for anybody arriving after that so feel free to call me if this applies to you -[masked]

    April 24, 2013

    • Tiwana

      Dunori, I have my tickets on my phone. If I emailed them to you, would you mind printing them out for me? I'm already here. Short lady with natutally curly hair, black top and blue jeans. If you are good with that, I'll text you so you can send me your email address. Thanks!

      April 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Im here in all purple

      April 24, 2013

  • BEN A.

    I may be arriving early...will hold seats also...

    April 24, 2013

  • Dunori V. P.

    Anyone want to do eats here http://www.wearefoundingfarmers.com/washington-dc/ after the film?

    2 · April 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I would like to try this place out. People have been raving about Founding Farmers.

      1 · April 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are we sitting together as a group?

    April 17, 2013

    • Dunori V. P.

      I hope so; it's significantly easier to share the popcorn that way.

      2 · April 18, 2013

  • Dunori V. P.

    Great find once again Chinyere. I see it says "...series..."; are there other films showing?

    April 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I tried to find current series info but was only able to find past info. I will contact the organizer and ask about any future films.

      April 10, 2013

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