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Told with a remarkable sense of intimacy, visual style and musical panache, Susanne Rostock's inspiring biographical documentary SING YOUR SONG surveys the life and times of singer/actor/activist Harry Belafonte. From his rise to fame as a singer and his experiences touring a segregated country to his provocative crossover into Hollywood, Belafonte's groundbreaking career personifies the American civil rights movement. Rostock reveals Belafonte as a tenacious hands-on activist who worked intimately with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., mobilized celebrities for social justice, participated in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa and took action to counter gang violence, prisons, and the incarceration of youth.
Because of his beliefs, Belafonte drew unwarranted invasions by the FBI into both his personal life and career, which led to years of struggle. But an indomitable sense of optimism motivates his path even today as he continues to ask, at 84, "What do we do now?" His example may very well inspire you to action.
Mr. B. is still going! He shows by example what one can do with a life. Extraordinary.Published 19 days ago by D. Jacobs
Fantastic !!! A must read if you are curious about history and Belafonte's very quiet contribution to vast changes !!! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Very good. Brought back lots of memories of the music of yesteryear for me.Published 2 months ago by Nameless
What an inspiration for everyone and for future generations!Published 3 months ago by Mariane Billette
OMG what a moving DVD. I originally bought it for my Kindle and couldn't get over how powerful it was. So loved it I bought a copy for our anti-racism coalition at church. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mary Reese
It is wonderful, I loved it!!!! Bought copies for my 2 children, hoping they will
enjoy it as well!!!!!
Outstanding telling of Harry's life and many wonderful contributions to our society. His dedication and bravery are well worth revisiting, not to mention his great music.Published 10 months ago by Peter