Documentary / Musical
Director: Kevin MacDonald
Running time: 145 mins Released: 20th April 2012
A documentary about legendary reggae singer Bob Marley. The icon of Rastafarians, trustafarians, music lovers and pot-addled students, Marley is one of the most recognisable faces in the world, and the man responsible for introducing reggae to a wider audience. As well as the distinction of having 34 million Facebook fans, in his lifetime Marley was a passionate advocate for political change and many of his songs carry a message for oppressed people. This documentary has interviews with his wife, girlfriends and many children as well as musicians like Bunny Wailer and Lee 'Scratch' Perry, giving a detailed account of Marley's life. For those who only know his image from the side of tobacco tins at Camden Market, it will provide an education on why his legacy has endured. For reggae fans, the previously unheard songs and unseen footage makes it essential viewing.