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Unity Boulevard Film Series presents MARLEY

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Historic Hampton House Cultural Center

4240 Northwest 27th Avenue

Miami, FL 33142

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Historic Hampton House in partnership with FIU Department of History & African and African Diaspora Studies and Miami Jazz & Film Society present the UNITY BOULEVARD FILM SERIES, a new film and discussion series happening every third Thursday at the Historic Hampton House Cultural Center!

Join us for a screening of Marley, directed by Kevin Macdonald. The film will be followed by a discussion led by Dr. Andrea Queeley, Associate Professor of Anthropology and African and African Diaspora Studies at Florida International University.

Thursday, April 18, 2019 @ 6pm

$5 Advance Tickets

$10 At the Door

Students FREE with student ID

Historic Hampton House Cultural Center
4240 NW 27th Ave
Miami, Florida 33142
*Free Parking in Rear via 43rd Terrace*

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Marley is the 2012 documentary and biographical film about the life of legendary reggae singer, Bob Marley. Directed by Kevin Macdonald, MARLEY uses archival footage and interviews from friends and family who were close to Bob Marley, such as Bunny Wailer, Lee “Scratch” Perry, and Rita Marley to uncover little known information on the singer’s early life and career. The documentary examines Marley’s young life in St. Ann Parish, Jamaica and the beginning of his music career after he moved to western Kingston in an area known as Trench Town. The film shows how he struggled to make a name for himself and to overcome poverty violence. It was not until Marley’s group, “Bob Marley and the Wailers” became known in Jamaica and to an international audience that Bob Marley gained prominence. Marley and the Wailers were instrumental in making reggae a global phenomenon and bringing attention to Jamaica’s Rastafarian movement. A large portion of the film focuses on Marley’s struggle with his own racial identity as someone of a mixed racial background growing up in mid-twentieth century Jamaica. The film examines Bob Marley’s life chronologically by explaining important events such as his journey to becoming Rastafarian, , the birth of his eleven children, his relationship with Cindy Breakspeare (Jamaica’s Miss World 1976), and finally his death from cancer at the young age of thirty-six.

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