One of the many live events promoting Jamaican music in Europe is the annual Ostróda Reggae Festival in Poland, which was first held in 2001. This year, it will be held on August 9 in Czarnecki, Ostróda. The Jamaica Observer reports on the film based on the 2012 event:
Its 2012 staging is the focus of a documentary, Jamaica: Made in Poland. Written and directed by Mateusz Winkiel, it explores the influence reggae has on the people of Ostroda, a town located in northeast Poland. Winkiel’s film also has interviews with artistes who performed on last year’s show including Anthony B, Rod Taylor, Peter Metro and Steve Newland (above) from Rootz Undergound. The soundtrack comprises songs from last year’s festival.
The Malaika writes: [In this documentary film] you can see short interviews with the performing artists, festival’s guests, participants and the organizers. The soundtrack consists of some great songs that you could hear from the festival stages in 2012. The movie was produced by Mania Studio – a team well known to the Polish reggae fans thanks to many video clips done for the artists of the genre. They are also responsible for a great documentary Pragnienia Szczyt (Top Desires), showing the Polish band Star Guard Muffin on the trip to Jamaica, included as a DVD disc to their release “Jamaican Trip.”
For original articles, see http://themalaika.com/2013/03/15/docuemntary-jamaica-made-in-poland/, http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Reggae-for-film-in-Poland_10496412 and http://themalaika.com/2013/03/15/docuemntary-jamaica-made-in-poland/