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Sam Mendes behind Afghan cricket doc

Hollywood director Sam Mendes (American Beauty) was so moved by the story of Afghanistan's national cricket team he decided to back a documentary on the rise of the team.
June 7, 2010

Hollywood director Sam Mendes (American Beauty) was so moved by the story of Afghanistan’s national cricket team he decided to back a documentary on the rise of the team. Out of the Ashes, from director Timothy Albone, charts the team’s early success and its run to qualify for the World Cup. The doc will premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and will screen on BBC’s ‘Storyville.’

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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