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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 editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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