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Directed by: Barney Douglas
Runtime: 1hr 27min Year: 2015
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Directed by: Barney Douglas
Runtime: 1hr 27min Year: 2015
Country: United Kingdom
Topics: Sport
Last Screened: Thu 9th Jun 2016

Warriors follows a group of young Maasai who, in a remote region of Kenya, have formed a cricket team. They improvise hunting techniques – the ball is the spear, the bat is the shield – to learn how to play.

The film follows the team as they pursue their dream of reaching England, the home of cricket, and test themselves in the amateur Last Man Stands World Championship, complete with their traditional flowing red robes, they are an awesome sight. But there is a darker heart to the story. The Maasai are male dominated, women have few rights – even to their own bodies – and girls as young as six have suffered Female Genital Mutilation and early marriages.

The Warriors cricket team are using their new-found unity on the field as an inspiration to those off it, attempting to educate and give young people a sense of belonging, support, and hope. Can this most English of sports really bring change to this ancient region?