Saturday, January 16, 2010

In Search of Rastafari: A Soul’s Journey AKA 'RASTA'

Here's an update on Donisha Prendergast's(Bob Marley's grand-daughter) new documentary, also see the appeal for funding at the official website

Toronto, December 29, 2009
 In Search of Rastafari Inc., producer of the feature documentary In Search of Rastafari: A Soul’s Journey is set to begin shooting the second phase on December 30, 2009.

The documentary, recently renamed “RASTA“, takes an in-depth look at Rastafari and its cultural and historical links to other people and groups around the world. The production crew - including Donisha Prendergast, Rita and Bob Marley’s granddaughter - will travel to Israel, South Africa and Ethiopia.

The film will feature interviews with some of today's most celebrated reggae artists, Rastafarians and academics who have studied the Rastafarian movement. Scheduled interviews include reggae royalty, DAMIEN MARLEY, TARRUS RILEY, SOLJA, and DIGGING ROOTS a reggae-influenced First Nations music group. The film will also feature Prendergast as she travels to new locations and invites audiences to learn about Rastafari, the movement that inspired her grandfather, Bob Marley, to write many of his most powerful songs. Given that Marley’s music and lyrics were informed by his Rastafarian beliefs, it’s important for people to have a deeper understanding of who Rastafarians are today and the impact the movement has had on peoples of the world.

Phase one of the documentary was completed earlier this year with a shoot in Washington, D.C., where Prendergast visited the DISCOVERING RASTAFARI exhibit at the Smithsonian Institute. The production team recently interviewed, famed Hasidic reggae artist, Matisyahu. The third phase of the production is scheduled to begin shooting in March 2010 in England and India, while the fourth and final phase will be shot in Toronto and Jamaica in June 2010.

“RASTA” will be a ninety minute documentary produced by In Search of Rastafari Inc. and was conceived by Patricia Scarlett, Marilyn Gray and award-winning Director, Stuart Samuels, who is also one of the producers.

The production company and its crew invites you to travel along with them in real time as they set up shoots in each country. To take part in the real time experience please visit the official website allows users to communicate directly with Donisha Prendergast through her interactive diary, Q&A sessions, blogs and Twitter updates ( ).

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