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What becomes of utopias when we live them?
And the power of ideas to unite people across borders: what is it made of? The ambitious feature documentary film JOURNEY TO JAH by Noël Dernesch and Moritz Springer aims to capture the global phenomenon of “Crossing Borders,” and to document the experience of integration into a foreign culture. Over the course of a year, the film accompanies the internationally celebrated European musicians Gentleman and Alborosie, who have found a new spiritual homeland in the Caribbean culture of Jamaica, and shows the Jamaican singer Terry Lynn, whose musical style is oriented antithetically to European genres. The protagonists’ music emerges as both soundtrack and identity, as an attitude towards life itself, as religion, and, for the filmmakers, as a means to probe into the ghettos of Jamaica.