I watched this twice. Wow! Fantastic documentary that is so relevant today. Beautiful man inside and out.
This bio-documentary looks at the life and times of American-Jamaican singer/performer, Harry Belafonte. This presentation contains lots of really excellent archival footage that mainly focuses in on Belafonte at the height of his career in the 1950's and 60's.
I was really surprised to find out how deeply involved Belafonte was in standing up for the rights of his fellow black man who were treated very badly in parts of the USA 60 years ago.
I think that this documentary is certainly well-worth a view.
Impressively directed by Susanne Rostock - "Sing Your Song" (filmed in 2011) is an in-depth bio-documentary closely covering the life and times of singer/actor/social activist, Harry Belafonte (who has been dubbed the "King of Calypso").
Through stills, archival footage, and interviews (especially with Belafonte, himself, 83 at the time) - "Sing Your Song's" story shows us a man whose glamorous career as a performer had often taken a backseat to the pressing issues of dealing with racism and segregation against blacks not only in the USA, but in other places around the world, as well.
Yes. I certainly recommend this documentary to all.
I was expecting this to be OK... it was top notch!
In addition to all of Belafonte's classic music, this film does a masterful job of showing the man's roll in the Civil Rights movement and other struggles for freedom. Not just a relic of oldies station and history books, he continues to work for causes that affect so many people. Excellent pacing, storytelling and interview segments. I definitely learned from watching this. Good for the whole family
Harry Belafonte is a lovely, inspirational man. In this engaging film you get to know his singing repertoire, his civil rights activism and his personal life. The man is captivating!
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