Pete Seeger: The Power of Song (2008) "This machine surrounds hate and forces it to surrender," reads the slogan on folk icon Pete Seeger's banjo. So it has, and this affectionate documentary…
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Pete Seeger: The Power of Song (2008)

Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, ... | DOUBLE THREAT Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger perform in footage from Pete Seeger: The Power of Song
DOUBLE THREAT Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger perform in footage from Pete Seeger: The Power of Song
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Details Release Date: Aug 05, 2008; DVD Release Date: Aug 05, 2008; Movie Rated: PG; Genre: Documentary; Distributor: The Weinstein Company

''This machine surrounds hate and forces it to surrender,'' reads the slogan on folk icon Pete Seeger's banjo. So it has, and this affectionate documentary Pete Seeger: The Power of Song is the least he deserves in return. Director Jim Brown has uncovered a wealth of vivid performance footage and interviewed countless luminaries who pay tribute to Seeger's ongoing fight for peace, justice, and the environment. Most impressive of all is the man himself at 89, modestly shrugging off their praise. After six decades of uphill battles, he's still flashing that same self-deprecating smile. A

Originally posted Aug 29, 2008 Published in issue #1009 Sep 05, 2008 Order article reprints