THE FIRST RASTA

LE PREMIER RASTA

By Hélène LEE

KIDAM - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2010

It is high time to pay tribute to Leonard Howell, The First Rasta, whose revolutionnary, political and social discourse resonates with the altermondialist movement of today.

    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 86 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Hélène LEE
    • Producer(s)
    • Alexandre PERRIER (KIDAM), Percy YIP TONG (CYPER PRODUCTION)
    • Synopsis
    • At the beginning of the last century, the young Leonard Percival Howell left Jamaica, became a sailor and travelled the world. On his way, he chanced upon all the ideas that stirred his time: Bolshevism, New Thought, Gandhi, anarchism, Garveyism... With this cocktail of ideas Leonard “Gong” Howell returned to Jamaica and founded Pinnacle, the first Rasta community. Thereafter, a way of thinking was developped which nourished the reggae culture.
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