Sing Your Song DVD


Most people know the lasting legacy of Harry Belafonte, the entertainer. This film unearths his significant contribution to and his leadership in the civil rights movement in America and to social justice globally.

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24 September 2012
Verve Pictures 
104 minutes 
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play  Harry Belafonte is not just one of the greatest entertainers of our time; he has led one of the great American lives of the last century Susanne Rostock s SING YOUR SONG lets us share in the struggles the tragedies and most of all the triumphs of this extraordinary icon Belafonte grew up poverty-ridden in Harlem and Jamaica After fighting in the Second World War he realised he wanted a life in the arts He became a star and at the same time lived a life of active involvement in breaking down racial barriers that had never been broken before He had a passionate involvement at the heart of the civil rights movement and countless other political and social causes SING YOUR SONG is an inspiring story of performance and protest from a superstar singer and actor who was on the front lines of practically every progressive political battle in modern memory Along the way he became close to some of the most talented and influential people of the latter half of the 20th Century from fellow students at his acting class Tony Curtis Marlon Brando Sidney Poitier and Walter Matthau to Eleanor Roosevelt James Baldwin Bob Dylan Fidel Castro Miriam Makeba and Nelson Mandela But it was his intimate relationship with civil rights hero Dr Martin Luther King that was to be the most significant of his long political life Belafonte has touched countless lives both as an artist and an activist and SING YOUR SONG is a rare opportunity to share his story

Documentary about the life and work of singer and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte. Produced by his daughter, Gina, the film charts Belafonte's tireless contribution to the civil rights movement in America and around the globe, as well as his glittering musical career in which he sang alongside stars including Sammy Davis Jr, Petula Clark, Shelley Winters and Nina Simone.

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