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This Friday the first ever definitive documentary film about the life of Bob Marley opens in the US.  We were lucky enough to catch a pre-release screening of the film and were thoroughly moved by his story.

Of course we knew that Marley was a Rastafarian, the most legendary reggae singer ever but we didn’t know any of the details of his life.  Through interviews with his family and close friends, the movie tells his life story to its very premature end.  He died at 36 of cancer, an illness that many believed could have been prevented through early diagnosis and regular check ups.

Parts of his story made us feel sad, his tough childhood, his difficult relationship with his own children and of course his tragic early demise.  The story traces the history of reggae music, and the struggle and many years of hard work Marley put in to…

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