The third annual African American Music Film Series, hosted by Archives & Special Collections at the Dodd Research Center, begins Thursday February 3, 2011 with the screening of The Bob Marley Story, Caribbean Nights: a documentary on the life of Bob Marley.
Bob Marley died in 1981 at the age of 36, and was buried in the parish of Nine Miles, in the heart of rural Jamaica where he was born. In his brief life he went from a poor upbringing to international stardom, the first artist from the Third World to be acclaimed to that degree. He brought the music of Jamaica and his deep beliefs to the rest of the world. This award winning documentary traces the life of Bob Marley, from interviews with his friends and family to rare archive footage of interviews with Bob Marley himself capturing the feel and timelessness of his music and the man himself.
The Bob Marley Story, Caribbean Nights: a documentary on the life of Bob Marley
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Konover Auditorium, Dodd Research Center