Cricket and Female Genital Mutilation. Not necessarily a combination that you might think would go together and possibly the last subject matter you’d have considered for your next movie night!
This isn’t so much a film review but more just an advice that I’ve watched it and an invite for you to do the same. The film follows the Maasai Warriors cricket team from their homes in rural Kenya to their attempt at the Last Man Stands World Championship just a few years ago.
The team are not just out to play bat and ball but to lead a crusade against the female genital mutilation that takes place in Kenya.
There is a saying in Maasai culture that goes “The eye that leaves the village sees further”. For the Maasai Warriors their trip to London not only provides them with the opportunity to visit Lords and play cricket but means that they return to their village with greater authority, respect and voices to be heard.
Can they get their elders to end the practice of female genital mutilation in their community?
Silly Point provides Warriors with a score of…
91 not out