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Fire in Babylon Inspiring documentary about the great West Indies cricket team of the 1970-80

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbJsy9MgFVw

You don’t need to know your silly mid off from your square leg to enjoy Fire in Babylon, a riveting account of the glory days of West Indian cricket.

The turning point came in 1976 when Windies headed for England – at the time sweltering in its own tropical heatwave – wondering: “Can we beat our former masters at the game they created?”

The answer was an emphatic yes: they returned home unbeaten in five test matches and three one-day internationals. In the process, they overcame a tradition of prejudice in the game and established a supremacy that made them unbeatable anywhere in the world for a decade and a half.

Director Stevan Riley’s film is a celebration of that sporting triumph and all its implications for black politics and culture, featuring the insights of stars such as the mighty Viv Richards and softly-spoken Clive Lloyd, as well as the likes of eccentric reggae legend Bunny Wailer. Joyous and uplifting.

What do you think?

Veteran

Written by Arun Pandit

The administrator and Founder of www.dontgiveupworld.com website & Community.

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