Jimmy Cliff: Bongo Man

Jimmy Cliff: Bongo Man
Genre : Biography
Type : Documentary
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 1981
Format : Feature
Running time : 95 (in minutes)

Reggae fans rejoice! Jamaican reggae pioneer Jimmy Cliff is featured in BONGO MAN, a film that tells the story of Jimmy Cliff, the "Gentle Rebel" who stirred a nation with his music and espoused the virtue of peace with his reggae compositions. Cliff has written some of the world's best-known reggae standards, including "Many Rivers To Cross," "You Can Get It, If You Really Want" and "Harder They Come." The Harder They Come is also the name of the 1973 film in which Cliff sang and starred, producing a soundtrack that is one of the best selling reggae records of all time. Bongo Man includes concert footage in Jamaica, Brazil, Soweto and Montreux.

Director Stefan Paul
Cast Jimmy Cliff
Producer Stefan Paul
Music Jimmy Cliff
Production Arsenal Film Kino
Length 95 minutes
Year 1981 Germany /Jamaica


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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