Film on Bob Marley at Berlin Film Festival
The film "Marley" by director Kevin MacDonald will be presented in the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival next February, as an attempt to cover the life and legacy of the Jamaican musician.
The documentary film includes photos, recordings and music considered "rare", whose publication was authroized for the first time by the family of Bob Marley, according to the specialized online magazine United Reggae.
According to the source, MacDonald had access to private family archives during the filming of the documentary and visited countries such as Uganda, Kenya, India and Japan to provide an overview of the global impact of Marley's work.
MacDonald said he is interested in showing why the philosophy of the creator and leading exponent of reggae, who died at age 36 in 1981, still has an impact in virtually all the world.
Son of a British white man and a Jamaican black woman, Robert Nesta Marley was born on February 6, 1945 in Nine Mile, north of Jamaica, but later moved to Kingston where he started the musical legend with Bunny Wailer.
Along with Peter Tosh they formed The Wailing Wailers, later Bob Marley and the Wailers.
The talent of Marley and his group, which was joined by his wife, singer Rita Anderson (born in Santiago de Cuba), overcame the commercial barrier of its socially committed lyrics, which would then become a key element of its significance.