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Stand Up For Reggae - Générations reggae
AUTEUR(S)-RÉALISATEUR(S)

Jérôme Laperrousaz

PRODUCTION / DIFFUSION

Valentine Productions, PM Holding

ORGANISME(S) DÉTENTEUR(S) ou DÉPOSITAIRE(S)

Wide Management

ISAN : non renseigné - en savoir plus
COMMENT VISIONNER CE FILM ?

L'histoire du reggae et l'engouement jamais démenti qu'il suscite chez les trois dernières générations ont poussé Jérôme Laperrousaz a réalisé une enquête sur ce genre musical. Il en retrouve les origines ska et rock et explique comment la Jamaïque a opposé à sa misère et sa souffrance ce chant de révolte devenu signe identitaire.

Before being discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1494, Jamaica was the islands of the Arawaks. These peace-loving Indians were exploited and finally exterminated by Spanish and English colonists, who, having wiped out the Arawaks, embarked on their African slave-trading phase.
I've tried to provide a portrait of this History-laden country, this country that transformed the pain of History into a song of identity that has echoes around the world. What Jamaica best exports today is its music. That famous Reggae music with its juicy blend of (typically Jamaican) Ska rhythms and rock. Reggae is the Jamaican blues: a music of hope and despair.
This Voice of Globalization remains unique of its kind ƒ a Song of Revolt that preserves its culture by sharing it with the largest audience possible. Black, white and Arab youth the world over become adults singing Marley and wearing their idol's dreadlocks. They smoke like he did and understand his struggle ƒ a critique of contemporary inegalitarian capitalist society ƒ which becomes their struggle.
So this film attempts to understand the standard-bearers of Reggae, and, in terms of identity, the meaning of this planetary success. Reggae 20 years after, a musical inquiry.