Perhaps more so than any other popular medium, sport is an effective means of bringing about social change. Cricket might not be at the top of that list for some but a group of young men from Kenya had other ideas. With a story as enchanting, life-affirming and soulful as it is unusual, first time director Barney Douglas brings the exploits of the first ever Maasai cricket team to life in Warriors (2015). Finely balanced in both its construction and tone, Douglas’ documentary is in part a triumphant underdog story à la Cool Runnings.
Warriors was released in the UK on 13th November. Visit CineVue here to read the full review!