Directed by: Perry Henzell
Actors: Jimmy Cliff, Janet Bartley, Carl Bradshaw, Ras Daniel Hartman, Basil Keane, Bob Charlton, Winston Stona and Lucia White
Language: English | Creoles and pidgins
Also known as: Balada Sangrenta, Caiga quien caiga, Hard Road to Travel, Kingstonin kovanaama, Tout, tout de suite
Description: Ivan Martin is just a poor boy from the Jamaican countryside attempting to make a go of things in the city. He hopes to make it big as a musician, but the Man is determined to keep him down. With no job, no skills, and no money, what’s a young man to do but turn to life of drugs and crime? Ivan becomes a popular outlaw. But the Man isn’t going to like that.
This is an outstanding flick about the hopelessness of poverty when family, the church, the state, and the marketplace all fail. It also has an awesome soundtrack.