Made with the consent and co-operation of Bob Marley’s family, Kevin Macdonald’s affectionate and extensive documentary traces the history of the musical icon from his childhood when he was bullied mercilessly and became insecure about his mixed-race heritage, to his later years when he spread his love liberally between his adoring wife, mistresses, children and millions of ardent fans.
Snippets of concert footage and previously unseen images are intercut with more familiar archive material and interviews with the people who knew the musician best, set to a rousing soundtrack of Marley’s biggest hits.
Alongside the cinema release, Marley will stream live via Facebook. Users can pay to rent the film through the social networking site and part of the proceeds will be donated to Save The Children.
Released: April 20 (UK & Ireland, selected cinemas), 145 mins