Pete Seeger: Power of Song
In PETE SEEGER: POWER OF SONG, Jim Brown documents the life of one of the greatest American singer / songwriters of the last century.
Pete Seeger was the architect of the folk revival, writing some of its best known songs including “"Where Have All the Flowers Gone,” “"Turn, Turn, Turn” and “"If I Had A Hammer." Largely misunderstood by his critics, including the US government, for his views on peace, unionism, civil rights and ecology, Seeger was targeted by the communist witch hunt of the Fifties. He was picketed, protested, blacklisted, and, in spite of his enormous popularity, banned from American television for more than 17 years. With a combination of never-before-seen archival footage and personal films made by Seeger and his wife, PETE SEEGER: POWER OF SONG chronicles the life of this legendary artist and political activist.
Director Jim Brown. 93 mins, Rated PG
Introduction and songleading before the film by musicians Peter Blood and Annie Patterson, creators of the treasured song collection, Rise Up Singing. Peter and Anne have performed hundreds of singalong concerts over many years, helping to create a quiet revolution of group singing throughout the United States. Peter is the editor of Pete Seeger’s book Where Have All the Flowers Gone: A Sing-along Memoir.
More about Peter and Annie: www.quakersong.org