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THE FIRST RASTA

The First Rasta

Director: Helene Lee
From: France/Jamaica
Year: 2010- Minutes:85mins
Language : English
Genre: Documentary

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Thirty years after Bob Marley's death, it is time to pay tribute to Leonard Percival Howell, The First Rasta  At the beginning of the last century, the young Leonard Percival Howell (1893- 1981) left Jamaica, became a sailor and traveled the world. On his way, he chanced upon all the ideas that stirred his time. From Bolshevism to New Thought, from Gandhi to Anarchism, from Garveyism to psychoanalysis, he sought to find his promised land. With this cocktail of ideas Leonard "Going" Howell returned to Jamaica and founded Pinnacle, the first Rasta community. France/Jamaica, 2011, 90 min, Doc, English, Hélène Lee, dir.

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