Roots Time is the story of Baboo and Jah Bull, two Rastafarians that sell LP records in an old colorful car in the countryside of Jamaica. By chance they pick up their ...展开favorite and well known radio broadcaster Farmer Roots hitch-hiking en route to the hospital with his sick girlfriend. Jah Bull and Baboo do not believe in traditional medicine for their Rastafarian principles and convince Farmer Roots to take her to a well known herbal doctor 'Bongo-Hu'. Getting to the doctor turns out to be much more difficult than expected and all kinds of adventures happen before reaching their destination.
Born in 1978, Silvestre Jacobi is an Argentinian director with an abiding interest in music who has previously worked in the documentary medium. He graduated as a lawyer in 2002 and then studied cinematography in New York. In 2001 he teamed up with Hassen Balut to make the highly acclaimed "Candombe". "Roots Time" is his first feature and won the Best Film Award at the 2006 Portobello Film Festival.