Kevin MacDonald directed "Last King of Scotland," so when the award-winning director turns his attention to a Bob Marley documentary, it's obviously going to go way beyond the "every little thing's gonna be all right" aspect of the late reggae legend.
"When I saw other things done on him in the past and read other books, I never felt like I knew him as a person," says the director. "The aim is to see him as a man, what was he like as a lover, as a friend."
While he was alive, Bob Marley didn't do that many on-camera interviews though, so MacDonald had to uncover other sources, which included Marley's teacher, his half-sister and a childhood friend.
"The main challenge of the film was getting the people to talk," says MacDonald. "About a third of them have never spoke before."
MacDonald also provides an honest look at Marley's family life -- he had at least 13 children from eight different women -- and daughter Cedella speaks frankly about how the communal living situation at the singer's house deprived her of important time with her father.
"She felt that sense that he was always surrounded by the brethren," says MacDonald. "It was a religious order, almost a military setup. He was called 'Skipper,' and he ran a very tight ship. He was strict with [his musicians], he made them rehearse a lot. [Many people have an] image of Rastas that they lazed around smoking ganja all day, but in fact he was this driven guy."