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MADE IN JAMAICA

France / USA, 2006 (MIFF 2007, Backbeat)

Director: Jérôme Laperrousaz

MADE IN JAMAICA

“Made in Jamaica embraces both the spiritual and the carnal expressions of the island's best music.” - Toronto Film Festival Reggae is Jamaica's blues: A music of both desperation and hope. Instantly recognisable, today it can be heard in every corner of the world. Made In Jamaica portraits the leaders of the movement and the story behind the music: Religion and Rastafarism, slavery, sex, salvation and the more modern explosion of dancehall. Opening with a tribute to assassinated reggae superstar Bogle, this documentary captures the frenzy of Jamaica's dancehalls, plus interviews with reggae royalty like Third World, Gregory Isaacs, Bunny Wailer, Toots, Beres Hammond and Lady Saw. “[Jérôme] Laperrousaz often captures [the musicians] right in the streets. Sound systems pound out deep-bass riddims on street corners, in yards and on Jamaica's famous beaches.” - Toronto Film Festival

D/S Jérôme Laperrousaz P Pascal Herold WS Cinamevault Releasing TD 35mm/2006/120mins

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