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Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend -- An intimate portrait of Bob Marley and The Wailers made from footage shot in the early 1970s and lost for 30 years.
Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend -- A UNESCO Award nominated film charting the rise of Bob Marley and The Wailers to international stardom made from footage shot in the early 1970s and lost for 30 years. 


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Ester Anderson (co-director)
Gian Godoy (co-director)
Ester Anderson (co-writer)
Gian Godoy (co-writer)
Based on footage shot in the early seventies and lost for more than thirty years, NAACP IMAGE AWARD... See more » | Full synopsis »
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A Film About Courage And Perseverance!!! See more (22 total) »


Ester Anderson ... Herself (as Esther Anderson)
Aston Barrett ... Aston Barrett
Carlton Barrett ... Carlton Barrett
Countryman ... Countryman
Marcus Garvey ... Marcus Garvey
Earl Lindo ... Wire Lindo
Bunny Livingston ... Bunny Livingston
Mother Macky ... Mother Macky

Bob Marley ... Bob Marley
Haile Selassie ... Haile Selassie
Peter Tosh ... Peter Tosh

Directed by
Ester Anderson (co-director) (as Esther Anderson)
Gian Godoy (co-director)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ester Anderson  co-writer (as Esther Anderson)
Gian Godoy  co-writer

Produced by
Ester Anderson .... producer (as Esther Anderson)
Joe Coles .... associate producer
Matthew Coles .... executive producer
Octave Perrault .... associate producer
Film Editing by
Ester Anderson  (as Esther Anderson)
Gian Godoy 
Sound Department
Tony Curran .... sound editor
Visual Effects by
Gian Godoy .... digital effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Mauro Godoy .... additional photography

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90 min


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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A Film About Courage And Perseverance!!!, 13 January 2013
Author: Don Zusya Goodman from United States

Blessed is Our Creator!!! As one of millions and millions of humans whose life was positively affected by the wisdom and music of Bob Marley it gives me great pleasure to recommend this movie. To see the yet to be international musician deal with coming to the fork in the road of his life and his interaction with Ms. Anderson will leave a great impression upon the viewer not to cave into the pressures of life and aim for the purpose for that which a human was placed upon this blessed earth. May this film 'Catch A Fire,' within the minds and hearts of those who merit to see it. One learns of the prejudice that Ms. Anderson and Bob experienced on proposed business trip to Haiti and how that served to ignite a desire from within Bob to 'Never give up the fight.' Interviews from those who knew both are very insightful and should empower us non-Jamaicans not only to better understand the cultural context of Reggae music stripped away from the commercial considerations of the future of the music which at times have benefited the Reggae music community and far too many times weakened it unfortunately as well. One more point that I wish to add!!! The movie captures a certain period of time but that by no means makes the information static which one can access to assist oneself where does one fit within the painting frame of creation-is one an image or a message-the the instruction which permeates this film is that one can find a happy medium of being an image and a message or messenger and not compromise one's vision of how to live life according to one's ambition to grow like a tree planted by the waters of expanding consciousness!!!

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