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This documentary by Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald immortalises Bob Marley and his magical music.
Yet in doing so, it recognises that the reggae legend's powerful and emotional force requires no extraneous dramatisation or sensationalising.
It's a revelatory film, not least because Macdonald had access to countless documents as well as interviews from Bob Marley's family archives, some of which have never been seen before.
He also interviews Marley's fellow musicians, friends, lovers and family members, including several of his 12 children, and his wife Rita.
Marley's music was political and marked by his love for Africa. Macdonald depicts him as an ordinary man who was able to challenge a life of crushing poverty through a love for music and, above all, life itself.