RiseUp

RiseUp

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Released: April 15, 2010
Director: Luciano Blotta
Producer: Luciano Blotta, Darren Holender
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Genre: Documentary
Length: 97 minutes
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RiseUp Overview

RiseUp is a journey into the heart of Jamaica—the island that gave birth to the worldwide cultural phenomenon of Reggae. In a society where talent abounds and opportunity is scarce, three distinct and courageous artists fight to rise up from obscurity and write themselves into the pages of history.

With music and appearances by legends Lee "Scratch" Perry, Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare, and a slew of soon-to-be superstars, RiseUp follows artists in the dangerous streets, back alleys and crowded dancehalls of Kingston and the countryside. These artists demonstrate the raw power of hope and courage in a land which is largely unseen, but certainly not unsung.