Time Will Tell

Film, Documentaries

Time Out says

'We don't have education, we have inspiration. If I was educated, I'd be a damn fool.' Just one thought-provoking statement from reggae superstar Bob Marley, and this documentary offers many more. It's a cut-and-paste montage of interviews, live and in-rehearsal footage, which follows Marley's life from the Trenchtown ghetto to superstardom, capturing simply and succinctly his spiritual and political beliefs, and the brilliance of his music. On-stage footage of the earnest, dreadlocked singer predominates, and there's many a passionate rendering of hits, as well as acoustic versions of less well-known numbers. Marley is the film's only narrator, and in heavy patois he expounds on Rastafarianism, human rights and the Herb, with forthright candour. It's a moving portrait, and the coverage of Marley's death is especially poignant. This will certainly make those who never saw him live wish they had.


Release details

89 mins

Cast and crew

Declan Lowney
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