dvd of out of the ashes
Out of The Ashes, the story of the Afghan cricket team’s remarkable journey from war to the World Cup, will be available on DVD for the first time from 14th February. To celebrate the release, CricketWorld.com has 10 copies of the DVD to give away to 10 lucky readers.
Described by the Sunday Times as ‘filmic gold’, Out of The Ashes traces the extraordinary journey of a team of young Afghan men as they chase a seemingly impossible dream – shedding new light on a nation beyond burqas, bombs, drugs and devastation.
Executive produced by Oscar-winning director and cricket enthusiast, Sam Mendes, Out of the Ashes follows the squad over two years as they go from playing in their shalwar-kameezes on rubble pitches to batting their way around the globe and up the international league tables.
At a time when headlines from Afghanistan are dominated by news of death and corruption, the film reveals a more human side to this beleaguered country which has endured three decades of war and occupation.
With unrestricted behind-the-scenes access at international matches, the film follows the ups and downs of their epic journey. We track the team as they travel the globe – eating fish and chips in Jersey, watching tango dancers in Argentina and swimming in the sea for the first time off the coast of Tanzania. Witty, touching and nail-biting to the end, Out of the Ashes is a compelling story of triumph over adversity.
To win your free copy of the DVD, you need to correctly answer the question below and leave us your contact details. Usual Cricket World competition terms and conditions apply and the competition will close on 31st March 2011