Fire in Babylon

Fire in Babylon
Fire in Babylon

Year

2010

Duration

87 minutes

Genres

Documentary

Language

English

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Synopsis

You don't need to be a sports fan to enjoy this compelling documentary about the golden age of West Indian cricket. Saying as much about the racial attitudes of the 1970s and 1980s as it does about the sport itself, writer/director Stevan Riley's eye-opening history lesson combines exhilarating archive footage with fascinating interviews to examine how a once failing team became one of the greatest of all time. Boasting remembrances from the likes of legendary player Viv Richards and a cracking reggae soundtrack, it’s a story of terrifyingly fast bowlers, brilliant batsmen, unwavering determination, and above all black pride. Together, these elements not only made the West Indies squad unbeatable, but also struck a blow for racial equality during a turbulent era of apartheid and race riots.

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12 Classification

This film contains moderate bad language and discriminatory terms.

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