Sing your Song

Sing your Song

DVD - 2012
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Told with a remarkable sense of intimacy, visual style and musical panache, Susanne Rostock's inspiring biographical documentary 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
Publisher: [United States] : Docurama Films : Distributed by New Video, [2012]
ISBN: 9781422918708
142291870X
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 104 min.) : sd., col. with some b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Harry Belafonte sing your song
Other Standard Identifier: 767685269077

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loulou2008
Jul 07, 2018

I watched this twice. Wow! Fantastic documentary that is so relevant today. Beautiful man inside and out.

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Derringer
Jun 02, 2018

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.

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Bang_On
May 28, 2018

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.

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Spiketheteacher
Mar 17, 2018

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

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Poodles
Sep 26, 2012

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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