His influence is descirbed by the movie's director Kevin MacDonald : "You go anywhere in the world in particular I went to Kampala and Uganda and when I shot "The Last King of Scotland" there and I went to the slums there and realized there was like a whole community of Rastas. There were portraits of Bob and murals and his lyrics up on the walls and you thought this guy sort of speaks to people in a profound way, in a philosophical way, to such an extent that they're living their lives partly guided by what he says. There is no other musician who has had that kind of effect around the world." source
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The movie is scheduled to be in theaters April 20 2012. For more information refer to http://www.bobmarley.com/marley_the_movie.php