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Out Of The Ashes review

Tracking the underdog Afghan cricket team's attempt to reach the World Cup

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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