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Human Rights Day Documentary Film: SING YOUR SONG

December 18, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Bechtel International Center

Bechtel International Center, Camera As Witness, Stanford Arts Program

present HUMAN DIGNITY series

Co-presented with Stanford Film Society and UNA Midpeninsula Chapter

In celebration of the Human Rights DaySing Your Song(105 min) USA    Director: Susan RostockProducer: Michael Cohl Sing Your Song is an up-close look at a great American, Harry Belafonte. A patriot to the last and a champion for worldwide human rights, Belafonte is one of the truly heroic cultural and political figures of the past sixty years. Told from Harry’s point of view, the film charts his life from a boy born in New York and raised in Jamaica, who returns to Harlem in his early teens where he discovers the American Negro Theater and the magic of performing. From there the film follows Belafonte’s rise from the jazz and folk clubs of Greenwich Village and Harlem to his emergence as a star. However, even as a superstar, the life of a black man in 1960s America was far from easy, and Belafonte was confronted with the same Jim Crow laws and prejudices that every other black man, woman and child in America was facing. Among other things, the film presents a brief look at the Civil Rights Movement through the eyes of an insider, someone who, despite his high profile, was not afraid to spend time in the trenches. From Harlem to Mississippi to Africa and South Central Los Angeles, Sing Your Song takes us on a journey through Harry Belafonte’s life, work and most of all, his conscience, as it inspires us all to action., December 18, 20196:30PM (Holiday cookies and tea) and 7:00PM screeningBechtel International Center, Stanford University584 Capistrano Way, Assembly RoomFREE and open to the general public

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Bechtel International Center, Camera As Witness Program, Stanford Arts, Stanford Film Society and UNA Midpeninsula Chapter
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