Bob Marley – Freedom Road
Robert Nesta Marley, best known simply as Bob Marley, was an extraordinary man. Long after his death, his songs continue to inspire and motivate change in people of all races, all over the world. He was a Rastafarian and had a strong belief that peace and love can make the world a better place. And true to this, Bob Marley used his lyrics as a sword to battle against injustice. This Bob Marley documentary takes you behind the scenes and shares exclusive footage and interviews about his life with his smooth reggae music as the soundtrack.
There are many myths, untruths, and half-truths regarding Marley’s early years. In fact, he has no birth certificate, although his passport lists his date of birth as May 6, 1945. Those closest to him reveal is that his father was from a wealthy white family and his mother was a poor black woman who was only 19 when she gave birth to her son. Apparently, Bob Marley never met his biological father, and his mother left him at a young age to go to America.
Bob’s aim in life was to make music. So at the age of sixteen when he left school, he didn’t pursue higher learning. Instead his education came from the streets. It was in this setting that he received inspiration for his music.
Bob Marley died of cancer on May 11, 1981. He was only 36, and he was at the height of his popularity. Eleven days later, his body was flown to his native Jamaica where he was given a celebrity burial of such a magnitude as had never been seen before on the island. His Rastafarian brethren believe that Marley was not born and therefore never died. They believe he was a prophet.
Bob Marley became a world-renown celebrity early in his career. But his millions didn’t change him, instead he remained uncompromisingly true to his purpose. Watch “Bob Marley – Freedom Road, The Tracks Of The Journey” to find out more about Bob Marley’s spectacular life.
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Thousands of musicians, thousands of activists and thousands of artists are keeping Bob Marley’s artistic voice alive by keeping his spirit in thier work.