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Afghan Cricket Club - Out of the Ashes

Documentary which traces the journey of a team of young Afghan cricketers as they chase an unlikely dream, shedding light on a nation beyond burqas, bombs, drugs and devastation.

Against a backdrop of war and poverty, this documentary traces the extraordinary journey of a team of young Afghan cricketers as they chase a seemingly impossible dream, shedding light on a nation beyond burqas, bombs, drugs and devastation.

The film follows the squad over two years as they go from playing in their shalwar-kameezes on rubble pitches to battling their way around the globe and up the international league tables. It travels from refugee camps in Pakistan - where many of the players learned the game as boys - to practice sessions in Kabul and on to qualifying tournaments overseas.

With unrestricted access, the film follows the ups and downs of their epic journey.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Thu 16 Feb 2012 00:00

Credits

Role Contributor
Director Tim Albone
Director Lucy Martens
Series Editor Nick Fraser

Broadcasts

  • Mon 7 Feb 2011 22:00
  • Thu 10 Feb 2011 02:25
  • Wed 15 Feb 2012 23:20
  • Wed 15 Feb 2012 23:50
  • Thu 16 Feb 2012 00:00