Cycling film ‘Rising from Ashes’ to be screened Nov. 4

The documentary film “Rising from Ashes,” the true story of the Rwandan National Cycling Team’s journey to compete in the London Olympic Games after national genocide, will be presented Wednesday, Nov. 4, at Western Carolina University.

The screening will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of A.K. Hinds University Center. Admission is free, but donations of $5 per person are recommended. Proceeds will go to World Bicycle Relief, which provides bicycles throughout Africa.

The event is sponsored by WCU’s Cycling Club and Criminal Justice Club in conjunction with the university’s interdisciplinary learning theme for 2015-17, “Africa! More Than a Continent.”

For more information, contact Ophir Sefiha, assistant professor in WCU’s Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, and faculty adviser for the cycling club, at 828-227-2176.