Every now and then we run into ok documentaries. This is one of them but still is worth finding it and watching it if you like reggae like I do
Made in Jamaica tells how reggae became such a worldwide phenomenon and provides a powerful portrait of the leaders of the movement. Filmmaker Jerome Laperrousaz tells how reggae music sprang into life in the 70s, making Jamaica one of the first third world countries to make itself heard on an international scale. The reggae sound became a celebration of life and a universal message of hope.
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The film talks about the Jamaican Dream, which is to rise up out of the ghetto and become a music superstar. All the issues and themes are covered, including: crime and violence of the ghetto, political responsibility, slavery, colonialization, the Legend of Bob, religion and rasta, sex, women and lots of hope for a better life.
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The cast includes some of the best known Roots and Dancehall artists from the 70’s up, including Gerogry Isaacs, Beres Hammond, Elephant Man, Capleton, Third World, Toots, Bounty Killer, Lady Saw and many more.