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 miles along the infamous Ho Chi Minh Trail through the dense jungles of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia.
Their goal: to reach the crash site and final resting place of Rebecca’s father, a U.S. Air Force pilot shot down over Laos over 40 years earlier.
During this poignant voyage of self discovery, the women push their bodies to the limit while learning more about the historic ‘Blood Road’ and how the Vietnam War shaped their lives in different ways.
Sun Valley Film Festival 2017 Audience Award Winner, Feature Film
Bentonville Film Festival 2017 Best of the Fest Award Winner
Blood Road 3-in-1 Collector’s Edition: Blu-Ray, DVD & Digital Download
Featuring: Rebecca Rusch, Huyen Nguyen
Director: Nicholas Schrunk
Producer: Sandra Kuhn
Production Company: Red Bull Media House
Runtime: 96 minutes
“An emotional, educational, and spiritual voyage” — USA Today
“Powerful.” — Scott Mantz, Access Hollywood
“Blood Road goes far beyond the extreme sports film one might expect. Instead, the documentary is a triumph, more about emotional states than grueling physical challenges… A moving experience for both its subjects and the audience.” —Los Angeles Times
“Full of lush views and high production value, Blood Road is also a chance to see a completely unexpected side of the hardcore athlete.” —Outside
“Rebecca Rusch knew she had the mettle to attempt the ride. But she didn’t foresee the emotional endurance the trip would require, or the way those 1,200 miles—a network of roads and paths that the North Vietnamese used to bring troops and supplies into South Vietnam during the war—would change her and the course of her life.” —ESPNW
“During this poignant voyage of self-discovery, the women push their bodies to the limit, while learning more about the historic ‘Blood Road’ and how the Vietnam War shaped their lives in very different ways…Blood Road is more than a history lesson, it’s a daughter’s love letter to her lost father, and a remarkable undertaking fueled by the power of a newly formed friendship.” —War History Online
“Underneath, Blood Road is about much more than that. It’s about discovery, growth, and personal change.” —Digital Trends