Sing Your Song
|Sing Your Song|
|Directed by||Susanne Rostock|
|Written by||Susanne Rostock|
|Music by||Hahn Rowe|
|Edited by||Jason L. Pollard
Sing Your Song is a documentary about the untold story of Harry Belafonte. The film recounts the life and legacy of Belafonte, not only as a great entertainer, but as an important activist in the Civil Rights movement.
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.
The film shows, not only his remarkable success as a singer and actor, but 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.* 
In an interview about the film, Belafonte discussed his activism from Civil Rights to poverty in Africa.
The film won an award in section "American Docs" on the 2. American Film Festival.
Belafonte presented the film as the Closing Night selection of Maryland Film Festival 2011.
- "Sing Your Song (2012)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved May 8, 2012.
- http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/movies/2017343454_mr27sing.html?prmid=head_main 'Sing Your Song' recounts Harry Belafonte's life, Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times, January 26, 2012
- http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/01/25/NSPO1MRFIV.DTL 'Sing Your Song': Harry Belafonte on activism,G. Allen Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle, Thursday, January 26, 2012
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- "15 Documentary Features Advance in 2011 Oscar® Race" (Press release). The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 2011-11-18. Retrieved 2012-02-05.
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