Fire in Babylon to screen at trinidad+tobago film festival

Fire in Babylon, the new critically acclaimed documentary about the legendary West Indies cricket team of the 1980s, will be shown at the upcoming trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff).

The Festival, which takes place from 21 September to 04 October, is a celebration of the best films from and about T&T, the Caribbean and its diaspora.

Written and directed by British filmmaker Stevan Riley, Fire in Babylon has been receing plaudits since its release earlier this year. Here is a short synopsis of the film, including the dates and times it will be screened at the Festival.

Fire in Babylon
2011/Stevan Riley/UK/87mins
From the late 1970s right through the 1980s, the West Indies cricket team did not lose a single Test series—and thus became one of the greatest teams in sporting history. This is the story of how they did it, in their own words. The film combines electrifying archival footage of the team in action with intimate interviews with some of the players, including Viv Richards, Michael Holding, Colin Croft and Andy Roberts.
Wed 21 Sept 7.00pm + Wed Sept 28 4.45pm, MovieTowne POS
Thurs 22 Sept 7.00pm, Point Fortin Public Library
Fri 30 Sept 6.00pm, Institute of Critical Thinking, UWI
Sat 01 Oct 4.30pm, The Little Carib Theatre

The ttff, which is in its sixth year, is presented by Flow and is supported by the Trinidad & Tobago Film Company, the National Gas Company, bpTT, the Tourism Development Company and the Tobago House of Assembly.

For more information on the ttff/11, including a full schedule of the nearly 100 films being screened, go to www.ttfilmfestival.com.

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