Out Of The Ashes (2010)




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In just a few years, the Afghan cricket team has risen from obscurity in the sport's lowest ranks to phenomenal success in the highly competitive international arena. This is the remarkable and inspirational story of coach Taj Malik Aleem and his team, who became the sport's unlikeliest heroes during a triumphant campaign culminating in the crucial World Cup qualifier in South Africa. In a country more often associated with war and rigged elections, their incredible journey is an absolute joy to behold.
Art House & International , Documentary , Sports & Fitness
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Critic Reviews for Out Of The Ashes

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (1)

In the context of ample news coverage and more serious documentaries about conflict and politics in Afghanistan, this is a warm and humanising diversion.

Full Review… | October 27, 2010
Time Out
Top Critic

Here's a documentary that's amusing, affecting and life-affirming in equal measure.

Full Review… | October 28, 2010
Daily Mirror (UK)

It is an extraordinary story of the triumph of hope over expectation, with first- team coach Taj Malik Alam, sacked and then reinstated by the duplicitous authorities, as the central character.

October 28, 2010
London Evening Standard

It's a warmly-observed and often very touching documentary about the efforts of a tireless Afghani called Taj Malik to have his national team qualify for the 2011 Cricket World Cup.

Full Review… | October 28, 2010
Daily Telegraph (UK)

Entertaining, genuinely inspirational documentary that tells a remarkable story and introduces us to some wonderful characters...

Full Review… | October 27, 2010

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

Full Review… | October 27, 2010
Total Film

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