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Journey of Discovery

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RasTa Documentary
showcased at Toronto carnival

The sight of a Rastafarian float wending its way along Lakeshore Blvd. during the Carnival parade elicited much curiosity and interest.

For the first time in the history of the carnival, the Rasta community was represented in North America’s largest street festival which attracts thousands of participants and a million visitors annually. …

NOW Magazine: ON THE SCENE

Marley Vibe:
Descendant of reggae king pumps
Rastafari faith in alexandra Park

If Bob Marley were alive today, he probably wouldn’t be making music. That’s what his granddaughter says anyway. …

REASONING

“In recent years there has been a proliferation of film and video
projects on Rastafari. Rasta: A Soul’s Journey, however, is the first
to seriously address the movement as a global philosophy for the 21st century that unifies peoples of diverse backgrounds.
Working with artists who have popularized the Rasta message
via reggae music as well as Elders who have traditionally taken
a guarded approach to researchers and filmmakers, this project makes an unprecedented commitment to represent
the diverse voices and dynamic realities of Rastafari.

Telling this story through the eyes of a young adherent linked to Bob Marley—the movement’s global icon—promises to give audiences unique insights into both the popular culture and spiritual levity that binds communicants from Kingston to Cape Town.”


~ Jake Homiak, Ph.D., Curator, Discovering Rastafari,
National Museum of Natural History
Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC, USA