OUT OF THE ASHES Directors: Leslie Knott, Lucy Martens & Timothy Albone Out of the Ashes traces the extraordinary journey of a team of young Afghan men as they chase a seemingly impossible dream to qualify for the Cricket World Cup. At a time when headlines from Afghanistan are dominated by news of death and was, the film reveals a more human side to this beleaguered country.
United Kingdom, 2010, 85 minutes
Preceded by: LADY RAZORBACKS Director: Laura Green When a group of Pacific Islander women struggle to start a rugby team in East Palo Alto, they find the field to be an unexpected sanctuary. Fijians, Tongans, and Samoans discover common ground learning the sport they grew up watching their brothers, uncles and cousins play. In a space where hitting hard and caring for each other are synonymous, they learn new ways to express themselves, support one another, and challenge the stigma attached to their community.
USA, 2011, 4 minutes
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