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Out Of The Ashes review

Entertaining and enlightening, this sporting underdog doc chronicles the efforts of the fledgling Afghan national cricket side to reach the World Cup Finals.

Brit co-directors Tim Albone and Lucy Martens track the players and their endearingly enthusiastic coach Taj Malik as they compete in various pre-qualifying tournaments.

The focus is on the the team-mates and their reactions to foreign cultures: might donkey meat be on the menu at the Channel Islands hotel?

It’s a learning curve for viewers too, knocking western preconceptions of Afghan people for six.
 

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