Based on footage shot in the early seventies and lost for more than 30 years, filmmaker Esther Anderson takes us on a journey to Jamaica and into 56 Hope Road, Kingston, to see and hear the young Bob Marley before he was famous. While exploring the powerful relationship between Esther and Marley, the film shows us the musical icon’s first rehearsal, when the idea of a Jamaican supergroup like the Beatles or the Rolling Stones was still just a dream.
When the launch of classic singles like "Get up Stand up", "I Shot the Sheriff", and the “Burnin'” and "Catch a Fire" albums would launch an international career which would bring the world Reggae music and Rasta consciousness together as one, starting a revolution that would change rock music and contemporary culture. Written and directed by Esther Anderson & Gian Godoy, the film has been an official selection at numerous international film festivals including the 2011 Edinburgh International Film Festival and the 2011 Jamaica Reggae Film Festival. It had its American premier this past August at the Tribeca Cinemas in ManhattanThe screening benefits the Caribbean Education Foundation http://www.educatechild.org/