Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Is Africa inspired Bob Marley film?

Kevin Macdonald, the Oscar-winning director, said he was inspired to his documentary about reggae star Bob Marley while filming in Africa.
The film, named Marley, is the story of the biggest reggae star, who died 30 years ago at the height of his fame.
Kevin told Screen Magazine: "When I was working on The Last King of Scotland in Uganda, I remember looking in the slums of Kampala and seeing flags with his face and hearing reggae pumping out. Everywhere you go in the world Marley speaks to people. "
The film, which will be reviewed at the Cannes Film Festival, the director sees a trip to Jamaica, India and the U.S. to discover the story behind the star and contains an interview with reggae veteran Lee "Scratch" Perry.
Kevin won an Oscar in 2000 for his documentary One Day In September, the murder by Palestinian terrorists of the Israeli athletes at the Olympics in 1972.
He has enjoyed success with Hollywood climbing film Touching the Void and a remake of the TV thriller State Of Play.
The Last King Of Scotland starred Forest Whitaker as brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin.


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