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U.S. Theatrical Premiere
MADE IN JAMAICA
"A veritable masterpiece, the ultimate reference on reggae music. A pure diamond" -Wim Wenders
"The music is amazing... There’s an analytical approach to the material here, but Laperrousaz doesn’t parade his views; he lets the editing do the talking for him" -TimeOut Chicago
Jamaica is a nation of only three million people, yet its music can be heard in every corner of the world. Creatively, it is a super-power, and Made in Jamaica shows why. The film brings together a dream list of musicians, including Gregory Isaacs, who offers a majestic elegy to slain musician Bogle; Bounty Killer, who speculates on what drives young men from poor neighborhoods to gun violence; and Lady Saw, who explains how liberating it is to outperform men when it comes to raw, sexual lyrics. Sound systems pound out deep-bass "riddims" on street corners, in yards, and on Jamaica's famous beaches, as Bunny Wailer, Beres Hammond, Third World, Toots, and Capleton chant lyrics of resistance and redemption. The crowd is always a part of the show, and this film delivers all the shocking outfits and eye-popping circumlocutions of the human body intrinsic to the dance hall. (Toronto International Film Festival)
Directed by Jérôme Laperrousaz, France/U.S.A., 2006, BetaSP, 120 mins.