This reggae-themed collection offers two films about Jamaica's world-renown music culture. The first, Made in Jamaica (Jerome Laperrousaz, France/Jamaica, 2006, 110 mins.), features wall-to-all music from 19 bands, including Bunny Wailer, Toots and the Maytals, Third World, Doc Marshall, and Sly Dunbar and Robby Shakespeare. Through music, interviews, and performances, this documentary explores the roots and influence of reggae and its evolution into island, rap, and dancehall music. The Journey of the Lion (Fritz Baumann, Germany/Jamaica, 1992, 90 mins.) is a rare docudrama starring Rastafarian musician Brother Howie, who dreams of the land of his ancestors--Africa. On a journey in search of his roots and his destiny, he travels across three continents with his humor and sensitivity intact. In English.
Jerome Laperrousaz/Fritz Baumann---France/Germany/Jamaica---2006/1992---200 mins.