Director:Susanne Rostock
Year of Production:2011
Total Running Time:104 min


Sing Your Song is the inspiring biographical documentary that surveys the life and times of singer/actor/activist Harry Belafonte. Belafonte’s groundbreaking career personifies the American civil rights movement and impacted many other social-justice movements. Belafonte is a tenacious hands-on activist, who worked intimately with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., mobilized celebrities for social justice, participated in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa, and took action to counter gang violence and the incarceration of youth. An indomitable sense of optimism motivates his path even today.


Long esteemed as “”an aural and visual poet””, Susanne’s filmmaking is a stunning thirty-nine years of some of the most compelling documentaries of each decade. Her films have been shown in festivals, theatres and television world – wide and she has received multiple awards – most recently the NAACP Image Award for Best Documentary and the Gracie for Outstanding Director. Susanne received an MFA in filmmaking from New York University. Sing Your Song is further proof of her life long dedication to the belief in the power of art to change the world.