Saturday, Sept 17th | 7:00 p.m. | Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre
Fire In Babylon
by Stevan Riley
UK | 2010 | Documentary | English | Web Site | 82mins
They brought the world to its knees, and a nation to its feet.
Fire In Babylon is the breathtaking story of how the West Indies triumphed over its colonial masters through the achievements of one of the most gifted teams in sporting history.
In a turbulent era of apartheid in South Africa; race riots in England and civil unrest in the Caribbean, the West Indian cricketers, led by the enigmatic Viv Richards, struck a defiant blow at the forces of white prejudice worldwide. Their undisputed skill, combined with a fearless spirit, allowed them to dominate the genteel game at the highest level, replaying it on their own terms.
This is their story, told in their own words.
This screening of “FIre in Babylon” is made posible courtesy of TRIBECA FILM.
Fire In Babylon is available on VOD as part of the The Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival On Demand that will run from June 23 through August 31.