Fire in Babylon + Q&A

On the occasion of the film's release, the creative team behind documentary Fire in Babylon take part in a Q&A at BFI Southbank. Producer John Battsek talks about the origins of the project, a story of West Indian cricket which was a true labour of love and a film he would have (but didn't) take on for free. He explains the natural dramatic potential presented by sport, let alone the diversity of cultures, peoples and their stories it involves. Writer/director Stevan Riley also points out the links between the politics of the field and of the day, with cricketing developments preceding political change. Cricketers Gordon Greenidge, Colin Croft and Jeff Thompson lend insight into their own personal experiences of the game and its impact on them.


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