Sing Your Song
Documentary on singer, actor and political activist Harry Belafonte. Features interviews with Sidney Poitier and Desmond Tutu amongst others.
"With remarkable intimacy, visual style, and musical panache, Susanne Rostock’s documentary surveys the inspiring life of singer, actor, and activist Harry Belafonte. From his rise to fame as a singer and his experiences touring a segregated country, to his crossover into Hollywood, Belafonte’s groundbreaking career personifies the American civil rights movement.
"Rostock reveals Belafonte to be a tenacious activist, who worked intimately with Martin Luther King, mobilized celebrities for social justice, participated in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa, and took action to counter gang violence, prisons, and youth incarceration. Belafonte’s beliefs elicited unwarranted invasions by the FBI into both his personal life and career, leading to years of struggle with the powers that be.” (Source: Film Society of Lincoln Center)