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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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Directors:
Ester Anderson (co-director)
Gian Godoy (co-director)
Writers:
Ester Anderson (co-writer)
Gian Godoy (co-writer)
Plot:
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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Cast

 
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.
This is the real Bob Marley, a work of Art, 11 January 2013
Author: Peter Garvey

An extraordinary documentary about the real human being, Bob Marley before he became famous. A true work of art, very carefully crafted and with a stunning music soundtrack. It is not surprising that it has been invited to more than 30 film festivals. I have watched it several times now, and each time I find something new. This film is not formulaic like so many music documentaries which exploit the artist rather than exploring his or her essence. No, this is different. This is for real. The narrative is built around the first ever footage of Bob Marley and The Wailers at a time when they were trying to cross over internationally, showing Bob Marley, Esther Anderson and Peter Tosh talking intimately at 56 Hope Road. We are taken to a river fall where we see the union of Reggae and Rasta with Bob and Ras Daniel Hartman, the star of The Harder They Come. Throughout the film, Esther Anderson, talks about how she started to work with Bob and the Wailers, and how they wrote together songs like Get up Stand up and I Shot The Sheriff. Particularly emotional is to see The Wailers first rehearsal at Hope Road. This film, and Esther's point of view helped me truly understand many things about Rasta that nobody else had explained before. Congratulations and thanks for the inspiration. Blessed.

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