Harry Belafonte - Sing Your Song

S2BN Belafonte Production   |   USA

Wonderfully archived, and told with a remarkable sense of intimacy, visual style, and musical panache, this inspiring biographical documentary, Sing Your Song, surveys the life and times of singer/actor/activist Harry Belafonte. Belafonte's groundbreaking career personifies the American civil rights movement and impacted many other social-justice movements. Belafonte is a tenacious hands-on activist, who worked intimately with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., mobilized celebrities for social justice, participated in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa, and took action to counter gang violence and the incarceration of youth. An indomitable sense of optimism motivates his path even today. In this documentary, the viewer is taken on a journey through 85 years of music performances and history. The use of archival footage provides visual documentation of Harry Belafonte's life and activities. From footage of Jamaica and Harlem in the beginning of the 20th century; to Belafonte's rise to, and worldwide success as, a singer and actor; to footage of the American Civil Rights movement, including impactful incidents of violence; to contemporary footage from news sources depicting racial strife in today's cities, the use of archival footage forms the very core of this programme.