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Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Harry Belafonte belongs to a small collective of entertainers who have enjoyed massive success in their respective field, yet managed to somehow match that with the enormity of their contributions to society. His story, almost too good to be true, is told with soulful conviction in Susanne Rostock’s stellar documentary Sing Your Song.

Beginning not with a clip of Belafonte performing, as is the pro-forma for most all musician documentaries, we instead open on a riveting montage of various incidents of civil unrest, ones which Belafonte has both encountered and taken a hand in addressing throughout his life. From here, Rostock travels back to Harlem, where it all began.

Belafonte is an inspirational figure from the outset by rising up from dire circumstances – an impoverished upbringing with a single mother naturally proving difficult – and at a still-young age, finding himself schmoozing with the likes of Marlon Brando, »

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