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Pete Seeger: The Power of Song (2007)

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Interviews, archival footage and home movies are used to illustrate a social history of folk artist and activist Pete Seeger.

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Interviews, archival footage and home movies are used to illustrate a social history of folk artist and activist Pete Seeger.

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Rated PG for some mild thematic material | See all certifications »
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A True Life Affirming Movie
13 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Even if you consider yourself not the greatest maven of (sic)"folk music", Pete Seeger:The Power Of Song' is a must see. We find the multi layered Mr. Seeger the perfect subject of this, or any other documentary of it's kind. We delve into the young Seeger, and what turned him onto the wide world of American roots music,and how he's become one of the last great folk troubadours (after Woody Guthrie,whom he lived & worked with in the late 1930's). Jim Brown's film features a treasure trove of concert footage, including some rarely seen footage with his most famed group, The Weavers (the only group to have been blacklisted under the H.U.A.C.). The screening I attended had some audience members who had seen Seeger several times, and was familiar with the songs (I heard some of the audience singing along with the songs in the film,and wasn't even inclined to silence them). This is a film that is well worth seeking out by fans of old school folk music, political activists & environmentalists. See this movie!


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