rising from ashes

 

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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

Moderator: 

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