Fire In Babylon examines the oppression and prejudice that the West Indies team was batting against, and how it came to gradually overcome them. It looks, too, at just what can be achieved by sporting success, with many of the key names of the time all contributing.
Running to a little shy of 90 minutes, Fire In Babylon blends match footage when it can, and breezes through its running time. Perhaps it doesn’t quite fully match its ambitions, but it does provide a thoughtful, engaging documentary, one whose appeal should extend far beyond followers of cricket. It’s an uplifting piece of work, and one that really deserves to be seen. --Jon Foster
A fast-moving and inspiring look into a legendary era of Windies cricket. It provides insight into the racial tensions of the time and how sport was a means to confront and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Charles Rees
Fabulous film.... and I'm not even a cricket fan. Great to see an honest account of the cultural context in which these players were playing in at the time - as well as great... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Maria, Derby
Great days of the great cricketers. that's what I call cricketPublished 4 months ago by scanneritis
A great film if you love everything cricket. I can remember watching the great West Indian teams in the 80's and 90's and it's extremely eye opening to see the racism and pay... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mark Lamper