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Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend (2011)

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Based on footage shot in the early seventies and lost for more than thirty years, NAACP IMAGE AWARD winner Esther Anderson takes us on a journey to Jamaica and into 56 HOPE ROAD, Kingston, ... See full summary »

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Ester Anderson (co-director) (as Esther Anderson), Gian Godoy (co-director)

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Ester Anderson (co-writer) (as Esther Anderson), Gian Godoy (co-writer)
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Credited cast:
Ester Anderson Ester Anderson ... Herself (as Esther Anderson)
Aston Barrett Aston Barrett ... Aston Barrett
Carlton Barrett Carlton Barrett ... Carlton Barrett
Countryman Countryman ... Countryman
Marcus Garvey Marcus Garvey ... Marcus Garvey
Earl Lindo Earl Lindo ... Wire Lindo
Bunny Livingston Bunny Livingston ... Bunny Livingston
Mother Macky Mother Macky ... Mother Macky
Bob Marley ... Bob Marley
Haile Selassie ... Haile Selassie
Peter Tosh Peter Tosh ... Peter Tosh
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Based on footage shot in the early seventies and lost for more than thirty years, NAACP IMAGE AWARD winner Esther Anderson takes us on a journey to Jamaica and into 56 HOPE ROAD, Kingston, to see and hear the young BOB MARLEY before he was famous. The film shows us the WAILERS' first rehearsal, when the idea of a Jamaican supergroup like the BEATLES or the STONES was still just a dream. We sit in on the launch of their international career with "GET UP STAND UP", "I SHOT THE SHERIFF", and the "BURNIN'" and "CATCH A FIRE" albums that brought to the world REGGAE music and RASTA consciousness together as one, starting a revolution that would change rock music and contemporary culture. Written by Esther Anderson

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10 October 2011 (USA) See more »

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The Real Marley and Wailers
14 January 2013 | by nnantonSee all my reviews

This is the true story of the rise of the Wailers told by themselves. This film is an intimate look at the roots of a spiritual and musical revolution that would soon change the face of popular music and the hearts and minds of struggling people all over the Earth. It is raw and pure, no glitz and glamor. It was presented that way so that its true audience could benefit from seeing it as close as possible to the way it was meant to be when the recordings were made in the 70's, and though all of the footage could not be recovered and Chris Blackwell refused to let his ex partner and co-founder of Island Records, Esther Anderson use the Wailers music for the score and soundtrack, it non the less shines like a beacon of light, guiding a new underground generation eager to change the current condition of the planet for the better in these revolutionary times. Watch it and be inspired to "Get up Stand up" as you learn the truth behind the writing of this Global anthem for freedom! Much is owed to Esther, Bob, Peter, Bunny, Family Man and the rest of the Wailers for being the artist visionaries that lead the way and still continue to do so today. The Rastaman Vibration is positive!


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