Cricket and the Meaning of Life

Filmed in Toronto, Trinidad and India, this feature documentary is a personal portrait of cricket, a sport steeped in issues of identity, nationalism, race and history. Once the domain of elite colonials, cricket became a way of life throughout the British Commonwealth ... except in Canada. As an adult, filmmaker Sanjay Talreja struggled to adapt when he moved to Toronto. One day, he discovers a thriving, yet underground, community of South Asian and Caribbean cricket players in the city. Tapping into this vitality, Talreja demonstrates that cricket is a sport crucial to the identity of many new Canadians.


Sanjay Talreja
Sanjay Talreja
Sanjay Talreja
Gerry Flahive
Stanislaw Barua
Marlon Paul
Christopher Donaldson
H. Jay Bunyan
sound editor
Chris Miller
music composer
Ken Myhr
location sound
Sanjay Mehta
Marek Piekarzewski
re-recording mixer
Shelley Craig
archival researcher
Elizabeth Klinck
executive producer
Silva Basmajian


  • RedSoleShoes

    “Enjoyed everything about it, looking to seeing more of your work. T” — RedSoleShoes, 13 Mar 2014

  • joserosales

    “Very inspiring and well narrated” — joserosales, 23 Sep 2013

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