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Premier rasta

Premier rasta

A Feature film by Hélène Lee

Produced by Kidam

Release in France : 27/04/2011

    Synopsis

    At the beginning of last century, young Leonard Percival Howell (1893-1981) leaves Jamaica, becomes a sailor and travels throughout the world. On his way, he encounters all the ideas that marked the century. From Bolchevism to New Thought, Ghandi to anarchism, Garveyism to psychoanalysis, it is a matter of finding his promised land. It is with this cocktail of ideas that Leonard "Gong" Howell returns to Jamaica to found, in 1839, the Pinnacle, the first Rasta commune. From this, he will develop a mode of living and thinking that will nourish the reggae culture spread throughout the world by Bob Marley. Thirty years after the singer's death, it is high time to pay homage to Leonard Percival Howell, the First Rasta, whose revolutionary, political, and social discourse resonates with the alterglobalist movements of today.

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Kidam

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Wide

    Foreign production company :

    Percy Yip Tong

    French distribution :

    NiZ !

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    Full credits (8)

    Executive Producer :

    Alexandre Perrier

    Associate producers :

    François-Pierre Clavel, Bastien Ehouzan, Jean-Marc Vicariot

    Director of Photography :

    Christophe Farnarier

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Stanislas Baudry

    Author of original work :

    Hélène Lee

    Screenwriter :

    Hélène Lee

    Sound recordists :

    Fred Gremeaux, Jean-Christophe Caron

    Editor :

    Nini Ranaivoarivony

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Documentary

    Production language :

    English

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Mauritius

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Production year :

    2010

    French release :

    27/04/2011

    Runtime :

    1 h 25 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    118.031

    Visa issue date :

    19/04/2011

    Approval :

    Color type :

    Color and Black & White

    Audio format :

    Stereo

    Rating restrictions :

    None

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections (2)

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