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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.’

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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