19th New York African Film Festival

Fire In Babylon


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Fire In Babylon
Stevan Riley, 2010
UK | Format: Digital | 80 minutes

In a turbulent era of apartheid in South Africa, race riots in England and civil unrest in the Caribbean, the West Indian cricketers, led by the enigmatic Viv Richards, struck a defiant blow at the forces of white prejudice worldwide. Fire in Babylon is the breathtaking story of how the West Indies triumphed over its colonial masters through the achievements of one of the most gifted teams in sporting history. Their undisputed skill, combined with a fearless spirit, allowed them to dominate the genteel game at the highest level, replaying it on their own terms. This remarkable documentary is their story, told in their own words. Co-presented by Cinema Tropical.

Series: 19th New York African Film Festival

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