April 20, 2012
Perhaps one of the most influential musicians of his time, Bob Marley is synonymous with reggae, Rastafarianism and the social changes that rocked the world in the 1960s and 1970s. As a young teen in Jamaica, growing up without a father and witnessing the deep divdes separating the classes in the country, Bob and his childhood friend, Neville "Bunny Wailer" Livingston are introduced to Peter Tosh, and the legendary group Bob Marley and the Wailers are born. The group would go on to enjoy enormous commercial success, while Bob used his celebrity to advocate for social and political changes both in his homeland and abroad. Through a combination of concert footage, family photos and home movies, we are able to see the influences that shaped his thoughts, his life and ultimately his legend.