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Sing Your Song (2011)

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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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Susanne Rostock
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harry Belafonte ... Himself
Sidney Poitier ... Himself
Marge Champion ... Herself
Fran Scott Attaway Fran Scott Attaway ... Herself
Julian Bond ... Himself
George Schlatter ... Himself
Adrienne Belafonte-Biesmeyer Adrienne Belafonte-Biesmeyer ... Herself
Diahann Carroll ... Herself
Mike Merrick Mike Merrick ... Himself
Julie Robinson Julie Robinson ... Herself (as Julie Belafonte)
Coretta Scott King ... Herself (archive footage)
Merv Griffin ... Himself (archive footage)
Odetta Odetta ... Herself (archive footage)
Gloria Lynne Gloria Lynne ... Herself
Robert De Cormier Robert De Cormier ... Himself (as Bob DeCormier)
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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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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 April 2012 (Australia) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,459, 15 January 2012

Gross USA:

$47,718

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$65,310
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Connections

Features Carmen Jones (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Bamboo Flute Blues
Written by Yusef Lateef
Performed by Yusef Lateef
Courtesy of the Verve Music Group under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Superb documentary -- but riddled with quality control slip-ups!
26 October 2011 | by VagabearSee all my reviews

I've just viewed this superb documentary - it brings forth the remarkable life and man that is Harry Belafonte in a vivid and compelling manner. Sadly, however the entire widescreen (16x9) framed production presents it's archival clips and sequences (from early TV, movies, and news footage) in a hodgepodge of correctly re-adapted but otherwise visually distorted ways with no rhyme or reason. Much of the production is from archival sources - and so it's horribly distracting to see much of the footage in a vertically challenged way - stretched to fit the 16x9 frame. There is actually a shot of the sun that appears oval !!!! This is the sort of thing that is maddeningly now prevalent in so much of what is produced today -- but I didn't expect to see so much of it in a fine professionally produced and prestigious documentary such as this one.


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