Out of the Ashes (2010)

AL 10/29/2010 (GB) Documentary 1h 26m

The rise of the Afghan cricket team. From refugees to the world stage.

Overview

Against a backdrop of war and poverty, Out of the Ashes, traces the extraordinary journey of a team of young, Afghan men, as they chase a seemingly impossible dream, shedding new light on a nation beyond that of burqas, bombs, drugs and devastation. This feature-length documentary follows the Afghan cricket team in their quest against the odds to qualify for the 2011 World Cup, premiering at the Edinburgh International Film Festival on 17th June. Backed by BBC Storyville and Oscar-winning director and cricket fan, Sam Mendes, 'Out of the Ashes' follows the squad over two years as they go from playing in their shalwar-kameezes on rubble pitches to batting their way around the globe and up the international league tables.

  1. Leslie Knott

    Director

  2. Lucy Martens

    Director

  3. Tim Albone

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Karim Saddiq

    Himself - The Big Hitter

  2. Hasti Gul Abid

    Himself - The Joker

  3. Gulbadin Naib

    Himself - The Rookie

  4. Taj Malik Alam

    Himself - The Coach

  5. Nawrouz Manga

    Himself - The Captain

  6. Shahzada Masoud

    Himself - The President

Full Cast & Crew

Status Released

Original Language English

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56

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