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Harry Belafonte: Sing Your Song.

 
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:40 pm    Post subject: Harry Belafonte: Sing Your Song. Reply with quote

On BBC Four tonight at 10

I have always had a lot of time for this man and look forward to seeing this Storyville documentary about his life..

Wonderfully archived and told with a remarkable sense of intimacy, visual style and musical panache, this inspiring biographical documentary surveys the life and times of singer/actor/activist Harry Belafonte.

From his rise to fame as a singer and his experiences touring a segregated country to his provocative crossover into Hollywood, Belafonte's groundbreaking career personifies the American civil rights movement and impacted many other social justice movements.
The film reveals Belafonte as a tenacious hands-on activist who worked intimately with Dr Martin Luther King Jr, mobilised 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

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01q6q14
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I enjoyed this so much, I wish I'd recorded it. Quite a man, is Harry boy, as Mandela called him. Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It struck me, watching this, what with all his good works around the world and goodness knows he works tirelessly on them what a pity it was he didn't put spending more time with his children (when they were younger) higher on his list of priorities.

The children were quite brutally honest, in this documentary, about their feelings on the subject.
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