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Director  Susanne Rostock
Music director  Hahn Rowe
Country  United States
7.4/10 IMDb

Genre  Documentary, Biography, Music
Running time  1h 45m
Screenplay  Susanne Rostock
Language  English
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Release date  January 21, 2011 (2011-01-21) (Sundance) September 2, 2011 (2011-09-02) (United States)
Initial release  January 13, 2012 (Pasadena)
Cast  Harry Belafonte (Himself), Sidney Poitier (Himself), Marge Champion (Herself), Fran Scott Attaway (Herself), Julian Bond (Himself), George Schlatter (Himself)
Similar movies  Soundtrack for a Revolution (2009)

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Sing Your Song is a documentary that tells the story of Harry Belafonte. The film recounts his life and legacy, not only as a great entertainer, but as an important activist in the Civil Rights Movement.


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This inspirational biographical film begins with Belafonte's birth into poverty in Harlem in 1927, and childhood years in Jamaica, sent there by his immigrant mother. Director Susanne Rostock takes the viewer through his discovery of theater and training as an actor as a young man, and on to his career and success as a singer.

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The film shows not only Belafonte's remarkable success as a singer and actor, but also his true passion for social change. The film outlines some highlights of his entertainment career, but is more focused on how he helped change the world in other ways: marching with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in the civil-rights era; working against apartheid in South Africa; fighting hunger through his instrumental work with USA for Africa; and, most recently, working to combat gang violence through programs with inner-city youth.*

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In an interview about the film, Belafonte discussed his activism from Civil Rights to poverty in Africa.

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The film won an award in section "American Docs" on the 2. American Film Festival.

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At the 2011 Vancouver International Film Festival, Sing Your Song won the Most Popular Nonfiction Film Award, which is based on ballots cast by audiences at the festival.

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Belafonte presented the film as the Closing Night selection of Maryland Film Festival 2011.

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The film advanced to the final 15 contenders for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature but was not nominated.

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On January 10, 2012, REACT to FILM screened Sing Your Song at the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan, N.Y. and moderated a Q&A with Harry Belafonte.

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