Docs That Rock

Reggae Doc Takes Silverdocs

There were so few brand new music doc premieres at the Silverdocs festival this year that I didn’t even write my usual festival preview. And of course, the winning film for best music documentary was the rare one I haven’t hyped that had its U.S. premiere. So congrats to RiseUp, a classic 8 Mile, Rocky-like underdog story set in the underground music scene of Jamaica. Director Luciano Blotta tracks three artists in varying circumstances who all dream of becoming the island’s next iconic reggae figure. Lee “Scratch” Perry, Robbie Shakespeare and Sly Dunbar make appearances which will please those hip to the reggae scene.

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June 22, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , ,

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