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The space between the wicket: Reviewing Fire in Babylon

By Usman Mushtaq, with files from Ajay Parasram

(Oct. 3) – Fire in Babylon captures the athletic adrenaline, island music, and anti-colonial ecstasy surrounding the incredible rise of the West Indian national cricket team.

The film is a highly entertaining 2010 British documentary film about the West Indies cricket team of the 1970s and 1980s. Fire in Babylon does justice to the symbolic importance of cricket in building regional esteem in the early period of independence in the Caribbean. Continue reading

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