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Roots Time is the funny story of Jah Bull and Baboo, two Rastafarians that drive around and sell LP records in their old but reliable colourful car throughout countryside towns in Jamaica. Their daily journey is full of incidents and funny escapades.  By chance their favourite and well-known local radio broadcaster “Farmer Roots” has to suddenly leave his daily radio show and take his sick girlfriend to a distant hospital in an emergency.Farmer Roots manages to hitch-hike with them, with Jah Bull & Baboo not realising that it is their favourite local broadcaster in the back of the car. Because of their Rastafarian principles the pair doesn’t believe in traditional medicine and bully “Farmer Roots” to take his girlfriend to a well-known herbal doctor called Bongo-Hu, but first they must find the mysterious herbal doctor on a hilarious journey across the countryside of Jamaica.

Getting to the herbal doctor provides many twists and turns and proves to be much more difficult than what they expected and all kind of adventures ensue. “Roots Time” will put a smile on your face and warmth in your heart and give those in the diaspora that ‘back-home’ feeling.

Surely rated as a Jamaican comedy classic in years to come!

Starring: Llewelyn ‘Baboo’ Samuda, Woolton ‘Jah Bull’ Harrison, Luis ‘Farmer Roots’ Christie & Brenda Finlayson.
Directed by:
Silvestre Jacobi
Run Time:
77 mins
Jamaica / 2006 / 15

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Features: Exclusive Roots Time reggae CD soundtrack (1hr 17 min) Baboo and Jah Bull (30 mins) Trailer Wide-screen & 4.3 letterbox Subtitles: Spanish/English

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Freedom Riders

FREEDOM RIDERS is the powerful harrowing and ultimately inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever. From May until November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives—and many endured savage beatings and imprisonment—for simply travelling together on buses and trains as they journeyed through the Deep South. Deliberately violating Jim Crow laws, the Freedom Riders met with bitter racism and mob violence along the way, sorely testing their belief in non-violent activism.

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From award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson (Wounded Knee, Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple, The Murder of Emmett Till) FREEDOM RIDERS features testimony from a fascinating cast of central characters: the Riders themselves, state and federal government officials, and journalists who witnessed the Rides first-hand. The two-hour documentary is based on Raymond Arsenault’s book Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice.

Featuring Freedom Riders: Raymond Arsenault, Genevieve Houghton, Gordon Carey, Charles Person, Jerry Ivor Moore, Hank Thomas & John Lewis.

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The Freedom Riders Documentary film was a phenomenal success. It won three Emmy Awards (Outstanding Picture Editing for Non-fiction Programming, Exceptional Merit in Non-fiction Filmmaking, Outstanding Writing for Non-fiction Programming); it helped the PBS series American Experience win a George Foster Peabody Award; it inspired Oprah Winfrey to dedicate an entire show to honour the Freedom Riders; and it screened at the White House. The film was also included in Bill Moyers’ list of 10 best documentaries about champions of social justice. It made the NY Times top 10 films of the year, and it became the most watched show in the American Experience franchise in 2011, reaching three million viewers.

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