Sep 13. Pete Seeger, the Power of Song

Pete Seeger, the Power of Song – USA – 2007 – Documentary.  Director 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 and criticized for his strong beliefs, he was  picketed, protested, blacklisted, and, in spite of his enormous popularity, banned from television for more than 17 years.  Musicians including Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Arlo Guthrie, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen, Natalie Maines, and Peter, Paul, and Mary appear in this intimate portrait and discuss Seeger’s lasting influence on the fabric of American Music.

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