Sing Your Song (12A)
Thu 01 Jan 1970
£5.50 (£4.50), or two for £9*
THROUGH A DIFFERENT LENS showcases projects and films which reflect African and Caribbean culture and experiences.
USA, 2011, 103 mins. Dir Susanne Rostock
Sing Your Song, surveys the life and times of singer/actor/activist Harry Belafonte. From his rise to fame as a singer, to his provocative crossover into Hollywood, Belafonte’s groundbreaking career personifies the American civil rights movement and impacted many other social justice movements. Rostock reveals Belafonte as 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, prisons, and the incarceration of youth.