Never seen archival film clips, restored video imagery, exclusive interviews; these are just a few crucial aspects of Kevin MacDonald's new documentary Marley, about the life and meaning of Jamaica's most famous artist, a man who became a global cultural icon.
Cynics might wonder why the world needs another Marley film -- or Marley anything -- now that his image adorns every type of clothing and apparel, and sells energy drinks. But a fresh take on his life story is warranted precisely because of the intense commercial and social interest in his music.
The film has already received positive reviews from Marley biographers such as Colin Grant, and the Guardian news outlet. Watch McDonald talk about his rationale for the film. Watch a trailer below.