TV One will be commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington by airing “Sing Your Song”, a documentary following the highly praised singer, actor and activist Harry Belafonte, according to Indiewire.
The critically-acclaimed 2011 documentary will be making its first appearance on a basic cable network.
“As one of the most celebrated entertainers of the era, Harry Belafonte’s unrelenting support of the 1960s civil rights movement helped to spotlight and give voice to the hardships and prejudices faced by millions of Americans,” said Maureen Guthman, SVP of Program Strategy and Acquisitions for TV One. “We are delighted to bring his story to the wider basic cable audience – both those who were raised on his songs and films, and younger viewers who can absorb the documentary and appreciate Belafonte’s legacy in conjunction with the March on Washington anniversary.”
The film follows Belafonte’s life of hurdling past obstacles in his own life to championing for human rights worldwide, marking him as one of the most noble cultural and political figures of our time, according to Indiewire.
Featuring interviews with Belafonte’s family, the film also interviews notable names such as Tony Bennett, Diahann Carroll, Ruby Dee, Whoopi Goldberg, Quincy Jones, Coretta Scott King, Rep. John Lewis, Miriam Makeba, Nelson Mandela and Sidney Poitier, among many others, according to Indiewire.
The film will first appear on TV One August 25 at 11 a.m. ET.