MUMBAI: From the Oscar winning producers of One Day
in September and The Last King of Scotland, comes the
hotly anticipated Fire in Babylon.
the glorious supremacy of the West Indies cricket team
throughout the late '70s and '80s Fire in Babylon proves
the bat and ball were more effective than gunfire in
the battle against racial injustice and the struggle
for black rights.
a turbulent era of apartheid in South Africa; race-riots
in England and civil unrest in the Caribbean, the West
Indian cricketers struck a wonderfully defiant blow
at the forces of white prejudice world-wide.
The story celebrates the liberation of a people through
sport, whilst painting a fascinating picture of this
extraordinary era of sporting dominance and its roots
in politics, pride, anti-colonial fury and music.
by Stevan Riley (Blue Blood), produced by Charles Steel
and John Battsek, Ben Goldsmith and Ben Elliot as executive
producers, Fire in Babylon boasts a dynamic archive
of classic music by the likes of Bob Marley and the
Wailers, Gregory Issacs, Faithless and Horace Andy.