'Pete Seeger: The Power of Song'
One of America’s most influential folk artists, who ignited both political and environmental movements, is explored in the acclaimed documentary and tribute film "Pete Seeger: The Power of Song", which premieres on DVD August 5, 2008 from Genius Products and The Weinstein Company.
This is a close examination of the life of this misunderstood storyteller and the impression he left on American pop culture and the folk artists who followed him. More than just a documentary, director and BAFTA Award nominee Jim Brown ("The Weavers: Wasn’t That a Time") honors the singer, his music and his involvement as a social activist through an honest lens.
"Pete Seeger: The Power of Song" includes bonus features such as interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Arlo Guthrie, Peter, Paul & Mary and the artist himself Pete Seeger, along with never-before-seen archival footage and Seeger’s personal home movies.
A patriot, gentleman and an American original, 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, Seeger was picketed, protested, blacklisted and banned in spite of his enormous popularity.
This DVD chronicles the singer’s impact on music and social activism that is still being felt today. To buy this moving documentary, click here!