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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)
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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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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend, 14 January 2013
Author: Tammy Beveridge from United States

Back in October 2011 I had the honor of introducing the documentary BOB MARLEY THE MAKING OF A LEGEND at the Chagrin Film Festival for Esther Anderson. What is a documentary? It enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement. A documentary emphasize's or expresses things as perceived without distortion of personal feelings, insertion of fictional matter, or interpretation; "objective art". A documentary is "a film based on real life". It is not illusory, it is "real people; not ghosts". It is hard, historical, objective, and true. A documentary is GENUINE AND UNQUESTIONABLE. Esther Anderson and Gian Godoy have done just that. I loved this film from beginning to end. I feel why there is an ORIGINAL soundtrack is because Bob wanted it that way. He opened the door for us to hear something original, letting us know he is not the only one who carry's the MESSAGE. I loved the footage of Haile Selassie and Marcus Garvey. Bob Marley many times gave TESTIMONY of these two and is crucial for the world to understand this. This film leaves you with that. I loved hearing Esther narrate. I felt like I was right there riding in the Land Rover with Bob, Bunny, Peter and Esther. And my favorite part is when she relates about Haile Selassie's War Speech and the first time Bob heard it. Bob Marley spoke in an interview that the first time he left Jamaica to go out in the world was 1973 and for that we have ESTHER ANDERSON to be THANKFUL for. She brought Bob out into the world. ESTHER ANDERSON truly was part of THE MAKING OF A LEGEND. I've been into Bob Marley since 1976 and I experienced him in 1978 and 1980 at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The night I watched the documentary at Chagrin Film Festival I know that Bob was smiling down on Esther. His spirit was there. JAH RASTAFARI

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