RasTa: A Soul's Journey
Posted by jack_miller | Published 7 months ago
As a cultural anthropologist and African Studies University graduate and new Rasta, this documentary is thorough, honest, empirical, professional, and beautiful. The interviews are very good, the emotion is there, the content is there, and I would love to see a sequel. JAH! Ras-Tafari!
Having come home from a Caribbean cruise and having seen lots of rastifarians, I was eager to learn what the movement is all about. This movie is an eye opening look at the roots and reasons that explain why my checkout girl at Walmart wears red yellow and green....It helps to undestand the why, what, and where.l
Exceptional documentary on Rastafari, she brings her journey throughout the world to explore the history, culture and spirituality of Rasta. Very educational, insightful and enlightening. Well made shoot, produced and edited. One of the best documentaries i seen on Rastafari.
BRILLIANT NARRATION AND STORYTELLING by DONISHA PRENDERGAST. A REFRESHING AND SERIOUS DISCUSSION OF THE ROOTS AND GLOBAL IMPACT OF RASTAFARI. THIS EDUCATIONAL AND INSPIRING WORK NEEDS TO BE SCREENED IN EVERY CLASSROOM, COMMUNITY CENTER AND HOME CULTURAL AND HISTORY CHANNELS AND BIG SCREEN.
gorgeous documentary by rasta royalty the lovely donisha whose heartfelt loving joy and sorrow is the stuff of dreams and legends
This film is very good in showing the universality of Rastafari and it is beautifully made. Donisha also does a wonderful job of carrying the film through the different locations. The problem is that it does not offer much in terms of information about Rastafari. Throughout the film you can hear repeated, "Rasta is a way of life". What is this way of life about? What are the values and beliefs? There was ample time to cover this. It also was affected by the unintentional self-promotional impulse of Donisha Prendergast, making the movie pivot too much around Bob Marley and her relationship with him. Even at moments when something else was being discussed she kept bringing it back to him. They waited until the final few minutes at the end to actually speak about the early Rastas and Leonard Howell, the main founder, making Howell seem like an afterthought. The last section where Donisha cries for what seems like 3 minutes could be edited out.
It was very informative, although, I do wish she included more of India on her travels. Nonetheless, I think everyone with locs (Rasta or not) should watch this.
Amazing movie very heartfelt and a love the history presented in the movie.