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Lee Scratch Perry’s Vision Of Paradise
Dir. Volker Schaner. 2015. 100 mins. Germany, UK, Switerland, Jamaica, Ethiopia
A thrilling, poetic narration with the legendary Lee Scratch Perry, this movie is a unique project in many ways: it’s not a biography but rather a fairytale documentary.
The director followed Lee Perry for 15 years and discovered a story that is almost impossible to believe: a revelation, told about and with one of the major protagonists of contemporary music. It is a mind-blowing encounter with “The Prophet” of the international Rastafari movement, one of the icons of the Black Power movement and “the” inventor of reggae and dub and it is also a humorous adventure of epic dimensions. The movie can be seen as a guide for how to change the world with music – with a positive attitude, mindset or, as Lee Perry calls it: “vibration”.
‘The movie places Perry’s eight-decade career and its oddities into a compelling, deservedly timeless context’
‘Rejoice, a new Lee Perry documentary is headed for our screens ★★★★’
‘Hugely entertaining study of the spry dub legend ★★★★‘