Story of hope in Afghanistan.

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Out of the Ashes is a film that can change perceptions of Afghanistan in the UK. Against a backdrop of war and poverty, the film 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. This feature-length documentary follows the Afghan cricket team in their quest against the odds to qualify for the cricket World Cup. Executive produced by Oscar-winning director and cricket enthusiast, Sam Mendes, Out of the Ashes follows the squad...

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