Whats crazy is, I doubt the films characters were in costume; which might actually be true considering the film was initially intended to be a documentary. This is a time before people were making conscious efforts to appear on street style blogs and Pinterest boards. And that alone makes this film so important; at its core it's raw, effortless, and accurate. Photos (above) © Blue Sun Film Co.
You won't see this on a resort · From my archives (above); Jamaica, 2014. Driving through the hills en route to Treasure Beach. I only added this photo to the post after realizing how similar the colours are to the film. Irony or nah?
Also Google: The Upsetter: the Life and Music of Lee Scratch Perry, Rub-a-Dub Style: The Roots of Modern Dancehall by Beth Lesser, and Roots & Chalice mixtape by Chronixx & Federation Sound.