Most people know the lasting legacy of Harry Belafonte, the entertainer. This film unearths his significant contribution to and his leadership in the civil rights movement in America and to social justice globally.
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I found it an arresting documentary of a dedicated man who doesn't give up to tamper with deficits in the political and social contexts of our live. It's simple technical manner corresponds to the successive narration of biographical events, but there are also some intriguing montage sequences.
My mother was a huge fan of Belafonte, but I never knew much about him beyond "The Banana Boat" song. Watching this made me wish she were alive so that we could talk about the influence he had on her life. I had no idea how politicized he was. Quite a fascinating life and journey, a soul who really cares about other souls.
without hope there is no strength, no direction, no movement, no survival. An endless struggle and battle with a cause, another cause, one more cause! Failure is not an option - an exemplary documentary of human force for change.