Program 1: TUGENDE Plus Short Films

Available to Stream March 25, 2022 - April 28, 2022

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Program 1: TUGENDE Plus Short Films

TUGENDE - RACE AROUND RWANDA (Belgium, 54 min.) Directed by Ryan Le Garrec

This film documents the 2020 Race Around Rwanda, following some well known ultra-endurance athletes, as well as members of Team Rwanda, many of whom had never participated in a bikepacking race before. The Race Around Rwanda is a single-stage, self-supported race around the country. The route is known to be hilly, consisting of about 20% gravel, with a total distance of 1,000km and an elevation gain of 17,000m. In February 2020, 65 people lined up at the starting line of what was to become an extraordinary adventure, a challenge through thunderstorms, muddy roads and never-ending hills, and everlasting memories. Every participant of this 1,000km bikepacking race has a story to tell, and Tugende chonicals many of these important journeys. 


Preceded by BFF Select Shorts featuring stories about:

  • The longest uninterrupted downhill on Earth, a descent of 72 miles, from Concocha to Paramonga in Peru's Andes Mountains

  • The anatomy of multiple realities colliding during food delivery

  • A journey through the cloud forest in the heart of San Francisco

  • The story of British cycling prodigy, national champion, and Olympic gold medalist, Peter Kennaugh's return to the sport