rising from ashes




UNESCO, the UN Department of Public Information, and the Permanent Mission of Rwanda to the UN would like to invite you to the film screening “Rising From Ashes”, a documentary film about the first Rwandan national cycling team, coached by U.S. cycling legend Jock Boyer. Setting out against impossible odds, the team becomes a powerful symbol of hope for a country recovering from the 1994 genocide. See http://risingfromashesthemovie.com for more information.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013
ECOSOC Chamber, United Nations Headquarters
6:00 to 8:30 pm

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Introductory remarks by:

H.E. Eugène-Richard Gasana, Permanent Representative of Rwanda to the UN
Suzanne Bilello, Senior Public Information & Liaison Officer, UNESCO

Screening followed by a discussion with:

T.C. Johnstone, Director-Producer-Editor of Rising from Ashes
Greg Kwedar, Producer of Rising from Ashes
Jock Boyer, Coach of Team Rwanda
Grace Rutagengwa, Member of Rwanda’s national basketball team


Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal, UN Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information