Lee Scratch Perry's Vision of Paradise

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Germany | 2015 | 100 Minutes | Volker Schaner

September 14, 2016

SIFF Film Center | Special Event
Subatomic Sound System founder Emch joins us in person to present this unique "fairytale documentary" about the world of musician Lee Scratch Perry - a prophet of the international Rastafari movement and founder of reggae and dub.

Far from being a standard biopic, Vision Of Paradise is the culmination of German filmmaker Volker Schaner’s 15-year journey to the heart of Lee Scratch Perry’s universe: following him on travels to Jamaica, Ethiopia, Germany, Switzerland and London, and using mind-boggling Yellow Submarine-meets-Ethiopian Orthodox style animation to trace Perry’s life and legacy–from working under Coxsone Dodd in 1950s Jamaica to the founding of The Upsetters and the Black Ark recording studio, where he worked with Bob Marley, Junior Murvin, The Congos and countless others.

  • Director: Volker Schaner
  • Principal Cast: Lee 'Scratch' Perry, Adrian Sherwood, Neil 'Mad Professor' Fraser, Jomo Charles
  • Country: Germany, United Kingdom
  • Year: 2015
  • Running Time: 100 Minutes