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Sing Your Song

4

Harry Belafonte fights for the future

Harry Belafonte's career as actor and singer takes a back seat to his impassioned social activism in a detailed portrait of the ‘Day-O’ crooner that looks set to rival Marley as 2012’s definitive showbiz documentary.

Be it civil rights, apartheid or famine in Africa, the indefatigable octogenarian can always be depended on to fight the good fight, even when dealing with such thorny modern concerns as black incarceration and gang violence.

No wonder that Susanne Rostock’s film proves an inspiring watch, even if it does rather gloss over how his wives and children fit into the picture.

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    • FBSHarrigan

      May 30th 2012, 17:00

      This is a problem with very famous figures, sometimes it ceases to be personal, which I do not think is a good thing in a biopic. Not that focusing of social activism is a bad thing, but biographies should be more about a person's life, not just their accomplishments and influence. I am looking forward to Marley because he is one of my favorite public figures and the film seems more personal. If nothing else it will at least have a good soundtrack. http://www.videodetective.com/movies/marley/422606#.T8ZRftWWeJQ I will still probably have to check out Sing Your Song

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    • FBARodriguez

      May 30th 2012, 22:53

      I have always loved two black actors. !. Sidney Portier. 2. Harry Belafonte! With either one, you'r getting a 5 star movie.

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