Made in Jamaica

Made in Jamaica

Format: DVD

Made In Jamaica is a powerful and intimate portrait of the leaders of the reggae movement. It is also the story of how an island nation of only three million people channel poverty, desperation, hedonism and the harshness of their existence into a politically conscious, joyful and spiritual music with a universal reach – a celebration of life in the Kingston ghetto.

Featuring live performances and recording sessions alongside interviews, Made In Jamaica shows off some of the greatest and most successful Jamaican artists of all ages, from the 1970s (Bunny Wailer, Third World, Sly & Robbie) to the new generation of Dancehall artists (including Elephant Man and Alaine). Throughout, the music’s enduring themes are explored: ghetto violence; the legacy of Bob Marley; religion and Rastafarism; sexuality and the role of women; and the message of hope for a better life.

Award-winning director Jérome Laperrousaz applies the cinematic rules of a work of fi ction to the documentary format, the voices and emotions of the artists always in the foreground. The result is a direct and compelling portrait of the people who represent the Jamaican Dream.


Bunny Wailer - 400 Years
Gregory Isaacs - Kingston 14
Third World - 96°
Capleton - That Day Will Come
Toots And The Maytals - Love Is The Best
Bunny Wailer - No Woman No Cry
Joseph Current - You Shattered My Life
Toots And The Maytals - 54-46
Shiah Coore & Cat Coore - Old Man’s Soul
Bunny Wailer - I Shot The Sheriff
Koolant - Rat Race
Tanya Stephens - Can’t Breathe
Beres Hammond - Celebrate Life
Elephant Man - Bootie Bounce
Lady Saw - Bad Gal
Bounty Killer - Red Light Zone
Vybz Kartel - We A Kill We
Blessed Stephens - Gangsta Girl
Doc Marshall & Koolant - Girls
Alaine Laughton - We Can Go


This film is available for non-theatrical bookings. If you run a film society and you wish to organise a screening of this film, please contact, who will be happy to discuss this with you further. 

Made in Jamaica
Number of Discs
1.85:1 / 2.35:1 / Colour
5.1 / English
2 / PAL
120 mins approx