Pete Seeger: The Power of Song, from Jim Brown

Pete Seeger150x15023rd of April at 21h45

Cinema followed by a salon part of the 40 year aniversary events in Guimarães of the April Revolution: “25th of April forever”


Organization: Cineclube de Guimarães e CAAA



This documentary explores the legacy of the venerated American folk singer and political activist Pete Seeger – written and directed by Jim Brown when Seeger was almost 90 years old. Instead of telling the narrative of his life step by step, Brown uses this individual biography as a contextual lens, through which he shows us decades of American social history. To tell this story, the director crosses exclusive original interviews with Seeger’s contemporaries as Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen, archive footage of Seeger in concert, and extracts from his home videos. At the same time, Brown shows to what point Seeger continuously applied for change through his music and civic act out of the stage.

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