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This documentary primarily concerns itself with the rise of all conquering West Indian team of 1970s and 80s but then goes on to show how a sporting team managed to become the icons of a people longing for their own cultural identity at the world's stage.
The Caribbean, long oppressed by the British empire which had left it in a tumultuous state with the black population feeling the racism worldwide. From the black power movement in the USA to the anti apartheid protests in South Africa , the islanders felt brotherhood with them and searched longingly for anything that could inspire them and make them feel equal to other peoples of the world.
This is where the legendary W.Indies team arises from the idyllic beaches of the Caribbean. A team initially ridiculed playing for fun, things change dramatically when a leader emerges who forges a world beating team after learning from other superior teams. This team then goes on a run which has not been equaled by any other team in any other sport.
What is important is the sense of worth that it instills in the people of the Caribbean who were until then living in the shadows of their masters they so perceived. A brilliant historical account no less, this documentary will be cherished by the Islanders.
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