Short&Sweet is proud to host the South African premiere of 'Warriors', Directed by British Filmmaker, Barney Douglas on Wednesday, 6 January at our silent rooftop cinema in Greenpoint.
Under the shadow of Mount Kenya, young Maasai Warriors have remarkably formed a cricket team. In a community deep with tradition, where female genital mutilation (FGM) is still a rite of passage, these young Maasai express their frustrations at inequality by smacking cricket balls on the plains of Kenya and dreaming of life beyond their own village. Thus begins a journey all the way to England; the home of cricket. It is a journey which gives the Warriors the courage to face their elders in the hope of ending FGM.
Directed by Barney Douglas Produced by Barney Douglas & Michael Elson Director of Photography Ben Wilkins Edited by Julian Rodd Assistant Producer Kat Ward-Lewis Music by Ali Gavan & Barney Douglas Executive Producer James Anderson Executive Producers Esther Randall, John Boughtwood, Jamie Carmichael & John Douglas
Captain of the Maasai cricket team, Sonyanga Ole Ngais, said: “In our society, the women or the girls are treated as inferior, and it's no good. That is something we have to change. We are not saying we abandon all our good culture, only the harmful practices such as female genital mutilation. It is very hard to go against the elders, but cricket is giving us that courage, and that confidence. We are very proud of what it means to be Maasai and that is why we play in our traditional robes." -
LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE, Online ticket sales ONLY!
Each ticket holder will receive a pair of wireless headphones and popcorn.
A percentage of the ticket sales goes towards the Masai Cricket Team!
DOORS OPEN AT 6:30
Film Starts at 8:30pm
Arrive early to enjoy the beautiful sunset.
Food and Drinks available for purchase at the Batstone Pool.
PLEASE NOTE: Rooftop Cinema is weather dependent - in case of rain or heavy winds, this Premiere will be postponed to the next day.