José Balvin in THE BOY FROM MEDELLÍN © 2020 SCV JB CONCERT DOC PROJECT, LLC
As we get ready for tomorrow’s release of Amazon Prime Video’s The Boy from Medellín, we find a Colombia that is unrest. We can’t bring up this topic without addressing the current state of the country. As this documentary was shot in 2019, there were also violent protests all over Colombia, that threatened to cancel his long anticipated concert in his hometown of Medellín. Now 2021, as his documentary is set to be released, the confrontation between the people and the government has escalated dangerously. This in response to the citizens demonstrating against the poverty and inequality that have worsened since Covid-19.
What The Boy from Medellín tries to capture is J Balvin’s love for his home country of Columbia. Showing us the streets he came from, to one of the most well recognized Latin music icons in the world. With the release of this documentary tomorrow, Amazon Prime Video has granted LRM Online an exclusive clip of the documentary titled, ‘Los Colores de Colombia’. You can check it out down below!
Here is the synopsis for Amazon Prime Video’s The Boy from Medellín.
From Academy Award®-nominee and Emmy-winning filmmaker Matthew Heineman (Cartel Land, City of Ghosts, A Private War). Comes an astonishingly intimate portrait of one of the biggest international music superstars of our time. THE BOY FROM MEDELLÍN follows J Balvin as he prepares for the most important concert of his career–a sold-out stadium show in his hometown of Medellín, Colombia.
But as the performance draws ever closer, the streets explode with growing political unrest. Forcing the Latin Grammy-winning musician to wrestle with his responsibility as an artist to his country and his legions of fans around the globe. As the public pressure of the approaching concert heightens. Behind the scenes Balvin also continues to deal with the anxiety and depression that has plagued him for years. Shot entirely in the dramatic week leading up to the concert. THE BOY FROM MEDELLÍN gives us unprecedented access to the “Reggaeton’s Global Ambassador”. Also provides an immersive look into one of the most pivotal and emotionally charged moments of his life.
Hopefully, fans of J Balvin can enjoy this film. While also being able to recognize the dire situation that Columbia finds itself in. What did you think of the clip from The Boy from Medellín? Let us know in the comments below!
Amazon Prime Video’s The Boy from Medellín drops worldwide on May 7th on their streaming service.