12 August 2017
Well-known reggae protagonists reflect on how the world could be changed in a documentary based around the 2011 edition
What could we do to change the world? How many times should we have asked ourselves this question? Are we truly trying to change it? Could it concern the growth of the individual himself or the ability to grow as part of a community or understanding the basis of love, peace and unity as fundamental in making a better world?
The filmmaker Ángel Loza, the winner of the Goya Award for the Best Documentary Short Film, ponders this exact same question in the documentary Wake Up! What would you do to change the world?, which has been premiered on a global level at the Reggae University of Rototom Sunsplash in front of scores of people. The documentary, which has also been streamed online for everyone to see, takes us back to the 2011 edition of the festival so as to raise this question to different personalities related to the world of reggae. Ky-Mani Marley, Rita Marley, Stephen Marley, Leo Bassi, Vandana Shiva, Ziggy Marley, Shirin Ebadi, the director of Rototom Filippo Giunta and the festival goers. Let’s not forget the idol, Bob Marley, and his own message. All of them celebrate a share message about how the world could be changed, and how we should wake up.
Celebrating Africa and celebrating Rototom, so as to change the world.