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From the producers of Academy Award®-winning films The Last King of Scotland and One Day in September comes the captivating story of the domination of the West Indian cricket team who, with a combination of phenomenal skill and fearless spirit, became one of the greatest teams in sports history.
Told in the words of legendary and revered players including Sir Viv Richards, Michael Holding and Sir Clive Lloyd, FIRE IN BABYLON illustrates how this exceptional team fundamentally changed the sport forever. With their mastery of fast-bowling pitches that sometimes reached 90 miles per hour, they hijacked the genteel game of the privileged elite and replayed it on their own terms.
With impressive archival footage and a robust soundtrack that includes the likes of Bob Marley and the Wailers, Gregory Isaacs, Faithless and Horace Andy, FIRE IN BABYLON celebrates the emancipation of a people through sport, and paints a fascinating picture of an era rooted in sports, politics, pride, anti-colonial fury and music.
Story about cricket players from West Indies who go to Australia to play and are treated badly due to their skin color. Shows old video clips. Like playing dodge ball with rocks. Read morePublished 3 months ago by ellison
I myself really loved this. I never really understood this sport but I did hear of it a little through out the years, I ran across this documentary just looking for something good... Read morePublished 3 months ago by michael eggleston
Disappointing given the import of the subject. More talking heads than fast bowling. And why the choice of West Indies' bodyline fast bowling when there are so many instances of... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Ray Taras and Marjorie Castle
Absolutely wonderful it exemplifies the power that we poses once we believe that we can do what we set out to achieve. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Sean Maxwell
I am glad to have learned the "back story" of the team and how they came to be a powerhouse! Read morePublished 7 months ago by bibliotheme
Superb documentary with all the necessary ingredients including an excellent soundtrack. If you love cricket, you will not be disappointedPublished 7 months ago by Andrew Barry
Nicely made, cricket lovers will enjoy the way it unfolds and brings back memories of the days when Pace bowling and bouncers were the name of the game.Published 8 months ago by dbhagat