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UWI to screen 'Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend'

Published:Wednesday | March 13, 2013 | 12:00 AM
Esther Anderson and Bob Marley in one of the photos that make up 'Bob Marley: The Making Of A Legend' embrace in Trinidad. - Contributed Photos
Esther Anderson

The Institute of Caribbean Studies and the Reggae Studies Unit at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus, presents a screening of Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend, by Esther Anderson and Gian Godoy, at 6 p.m. on Friday at the Neville Hall Lecture Theatre (N1), UWI, Mona.

All are invited. The filmmakers will be available for questions and answers.

This new perspective is from the vantage point of Esther Anderson in the form of home videos she shot in the early 1970s. According to the magazine, Black History 365, the film captures "Marley as you've never seen him before".

Given the personal and professional ties Anderson had to Marley, it comes as no surprise that the footage, which was captured on a simple Sony handheld camera, speak volumes.

For instance, the audience will come to learn that Get Up Stand Up was based upon Marley's experiences during a trip to Haiti, and that Anderson's pursuit to obtain birth-control pills while in England with Marley in 1973 was the inspiration behind I Shot the Sheriff.