Africa Unite

Director: Stephanie Black
Country: Ethiopia and USA
Year: 2007
Running Time: 110 min.
Language: English


This documentary highlights the vision for African unity that Bob Marley was devoted to throughout his music career and presents an inspiring tribute to a man who defined his own aim as “spreading the message of unity and equality, to end the needless suffering of mankind.” The twelve-hour concert, featuring a host of internationally acclaimed artists, is interwoven throughout the film, highlighting the singer’s global influence. The film includes appearances by; Rita Marley, Danny Glover, Angèlique Kidjo, Lauryn Hill and Marley’s children Ziggy, Cedella, Sharon, Stephen, Kymani, Julian and Damian.

About the Director

Stephanie Black

stephblackBiography: Stephanie Black is an American award-winning American documentary film director and producer. She produced and directed H-2 Worker (1990) which documents the 10,000+ Caribbean men brought to Florida each year under a temporary guestworker “H-2” visa to harvest sugar cane for American sugar corporations. H-2 Worker won Best Documentary Award and Best Cinematography Awards at Sundance Film Festival in 1990. H-2 Worker was the US representative in the Semaine de la Critique at Cannes International Film Festival in 1990. In addition the film was the winner of the John Grierson Award at the American Film and Video Festival in 1991 and Special Gold Jury Award at the Houston Film Festival 1991. Life and Debt won numerous awards including Los Angeles Critics Jury Awards; Best Film of the Festival-Audience Award, Prague, Czech 2002; Winner Best Film Teen Jury, Torino, Italy; Winner One World Media Awards, UK; Winner Jury Prize, Human Rights Festival Paris, France 2004; Winner Best Documentary, Jamerican Film Festival 2001.


Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Life and Debt (2001);
Africa Unite: A Celebration of Bob Marley’s 60th Birthday (2007).

H-2 Worker (1990);
Life and Debt (2001);
Being Bobby Brown (2005);
Africa Unite: A Celebration of Bob Marley’s 60th Birthday (2007);
One People: The Celebration (2012 – Adrian Allen, Marcus Bird, Stephanie Black, Luciano Blotta, Drew Brennan, Chris Browne, Anil Bruce, Lukkee Chong, Gareth Cobran, Justine Henzell);
The Houstons Remember Whitney (2012).