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Sing Your Song DVD


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 film 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.
Directed by: Susanne Rostock
Cast: Harry Belafonte
Produced by: Michael Cohl, Gina Belafonte, Jim Brown, William Eigen, Julius R. Nasso

Sundance Film Festival
: Official Selection

Berlin Film Festival
: Official seletion





To find out more about the publication of Harry Belafonte's memoir, My Song published by Canongate Books, click here.








"Long before he became a cultural icon, Harry Belafonte learned to fight injustice wherever he saw it...This rich memoir chronicles a life of activism alongside some of history’s greatest heroes."
President William Jefferson Clinton

"A man whose story should be told for generations to come"
Robert Redford

Technical Details:

104 mins
RUNNING TIME
E (Exempt)
CERTIFICATE
2
REGION
16:9
ASPECT RATIO
English
LANGUAGE
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Release Date: 24th September 2012
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"A powerful and riveting documentary"
The Times


"An inspiring watch...Powerful stuff"
Empire


"Looks set to rival Marley as 2012’s most definitive documentary"
Total Film


"Belafonte is a magnificent man... Sing Your Song is wonderful testimony to his appeal"
Mail on Sunday


"This is a fascinating portrait of a man who has always had the courage of his convictions"
Daily Express


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"Engrossing documentary"
The Independent

"Electrifying and inspiring"
The Metro

"A revelation"
The Independent on Sunday

"Excellent"
The Observer

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