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Jellied Reels: Fire in Babylon

87 mins
2010
BBFC 12A

“A story of freedom, independence and black pride through bat and ball”.

Charting the scorching rise of the West Indies from 'Calypso Cricketer' minnows to the world's most fearsome XI, Grierson Award winner Stevan Riley (Listen to Me Marlon) weaves scintillating archive footage with forthcoming interviews from the players that broke records and ribs.

One of the great standalone sporting documentaries of recent years, Fire in Babylon also scores the team's success within the context of Caribbean independence and empowerment. Rousing and revolutionary, this is a peppering of poetry in motion set to a bouncing reggae soundtrack you won't forget.

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Director:
Stevan Riley