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Sing Your Song review

Harry Belafonte fights for the future

Harry Belafonte's career as actor and singer takes a back seat to his impassioned social activism in a detailed portrait of the ‘Day-O’ crooner that looks set to rival Marley as 2012’s definitive showbiz documentary.

Be it civil rights, apartheid or famine in Africa, the indefatigable octogenarian can always be depended on to fight the good fight, even when dealing with such thorny modern concerns as black incarceration and gang violence.

No wonder that Susanne Rostock’s film proves an inspiring watch, even if it does rather gloss over how his wives and children fit into the picture.

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Neil Smith

Neil Smith is a freelance film critic who has written for several publications, including Total Film. His bylines can be found at the BBC, Film 4 Independent, Uncut Magazine, SFX Magazine, Heat Magazine, Popcorn, and more.