Sing Your Song: A Sankofa Film Series Presentation
The University of Michigan Detroit Center concludes its Sankofa film series with the documentary, Sing Your Song, on Friday, April 20 from 6-8 p.m. The event includes complimentary admission, parking and light refreshments to all attendees.
Many people are familiar with the musical legacy of Harry Belafonte; however, there was much more to his life than entertainment. This film attempts to fill in the gaps by paying homage to his significant contributions and leadership during the civil rights movement in the United States and to social justice globally.
The film not only highlights his successful career as an actor and singer, but his true passion for social change. Whether it was marching with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in the civil-rights era or working against apartheid (racial segregation) in South Africa, this film illustrates Belafonte’s untiring fight for justice.
Following the screening, Gary Anderson, Producing Artistic Director of Plowshares Theatre Company and Adjunct Professor of Humanities at Wayne County Community College, will lead a brief discussion on the film.
The 2011-2012 Sankofa Film Series entitled, "Contemporary Artists Embrace the Elders: Harry Belafonte, Beah Richards, Elizabeth Catlett, Francisco Mora, and Pio Leyva,” is a collaborative effort between U-M Dearborn’s African American Studies Program and the U-M Detroit Center.
For more information about this event, contact the U-M Detroit Center at email@example.com / (313) 593-3584.