Under the shadow of Mount Kenya, a tribe of Maasai fear for their future. With cultural traditions such as Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) being performed on girls as young as six, and with HIV/Aids a constant dark shadow, the community “must change or perish.” That change is coming in the form of young Maasai Warriors who’ve remarkably formed a cricket team. They relate the sport to old hunting techniques – the ball is their spear, the bat is their shield – and now they have found confidence and a voice through the game. They want equal rights and education for girls, an end to FGM, and a change of attitude to HIV/Aids.
Dir. Barney Douglas, UK, 2015,