Made in Jamaica

made in jamaica

The London Times has published a brief review of Jérôme Laperrousaz’s film Made in Jamaica. This is what they had to say about the documentary:

Directed like a feature film and shot hot in long, fluid takes, Laperrousaz’s documentary attempts to chart how the lolling pacificism of Bob Marley’s reggae contorted into the sexualised, violent and often homophobic modern reggae scene. As a history of the most musically creative island in the Caribbean, it’s inevitably incomplete, although there’s an impressive breadth of interviewees, from soulful elder statesmen such as Bunny Wailer, Toots and Gregory Isaac, to contemporary Jamaican stars such as Bounty Killer, Elephant Man and Lady Saw. Overall, Laperrousaz could have made a lot more of the astonishing performers on show. But some of the orchestrated actuality scenes — such as the opening sequence in which Kingston partygoers bump and grind at a wharfside party — are astonishing.

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