Blood Road

Opera House

Wednesday March 15, 2017 - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm


  • Director: Nicholas Schrunk
  • Producer: Sandra Kuhn
  • Writer: Mark Anders
  • Editor: Emad Hashim
  • Cinematographer: Ryan Young
  • Featuring: Rebecca Rusch, Huyen Nguyen

Red Bull Media House Film Blood Road follows the journey of ultra endurance mountain bike athlete Rebecca Rusch and her Vietnamese riding partner, Huyen Nguyen, as they pedal 1,200 arduous miles along the infamous Ho Chi Minh Trail through the dense jungles of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. Their Goal: to reach the newly discovered crash site and final resting place of Rebecca’s father, a U.S. Air Force pilot shot down over Laos some 40 years earlier. Along the way, both women push their bodies to the limit while learning more about each other’s culture, the historic ‘Blood Road’ they’re pedaling, how the Vietnam War shaped each of their lives in different ways, and, ultimately, discovering more about themselves.

90 min.