Sing Your Song
Harry Belafonte is not just one of the greatest entertainers of our time; he has led one of the great American lives of the last century. Susanne Rostock's SING YOUR SONG lets us share in the struggles, the tragedies, and, most of all, the triumphs of this extraordinary icon. Belafonte grew up, poverty-ridden, in Harlem and Jamaica. After fighting in the Second World War, he realised he wanted a life in the arts. Whilst becoming a huge star he could be found on the front lines of practically every progressive political battle in modern memory, most significantly the Civil Rights Movement. Along the way he became close to some of the most talented and influential people of the latter half of the 20th Century, from fellow students at his acting class Tony Curtis, Marlon Brando and Sidney Poitier to John F. Kennedy and Nelson Mandela. But it was his intimate relationship with civil rights hero Dr. Martin Luther King that was to be the most significant of his long political life. Belafonte has touched countless lives, both as an artist and an activist and SING YOUR SONG is a rare opportunity to share his story.
Director Susanne Rostock