THE FIRST RASTA

LE PREMIER RASTA

By Hélène LEE, Christophe FARNARIER

EYE ON FILMS (EOF) - as PROMO

Documentary - Completed 2011

Thirty years after Bob Marley's death, it is high time to pay tribute to Leonard Percival Howell, The First Rasta.

    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 86 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Hélène LEE, Christophe FARNARIER
    • Producer(s)
    • Alexandre PERRIER (KIDAM ), Percy YIP TONG (CYPER PRODUCTION)
    • Synopsis
    • At the beginning of the last century, the young Leonard Percival Howell (1893 – 1981) left Jamaica, became a sailor and travelled the world. On his way, he chanced upon all the ideas that stirred his time. From Bolshevism to New Thought, from Gandhi to anarchism, from Garveyism to psychoanalysis, he sought to find his promised land. With this cocktail of ideas Leonard “Gong” Howell returned to Jamaica and founded Pinnacle, the first Rasta community in 1939.
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