In PETE SEEGER: THE POWER OF SONG, the only authorized biography, 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 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.
Combining never-before-seen archival footage and personal films made by Seeger and his wife Toshi, PETE SEEGER: THE POWER OF SONG chronicles the life of this legendary artist and political activist.
The film serves as testament to Seeger’s belief in the power of song above all else and his conviction that individuals can make a difference. Musicians including Bruce Springsteen, Natalie Maines, Joan Baez, Bonnie Raitt, Tom Paxton and Peter, Paul and Mary appear in this intimate portrait and discuss Seeger’s lasting influence on the fabric of American music.