Song of Freedom
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Song of Freedom
Along with The Emperor Jones, Song of Freedom is arguably the best of Paul Robeson's starring features. Robeson plays London dockworker John Zinga, obsessed with the urge to return to his African "roots" (this was nearly 40 years before Alex Haley!) Discovered by an operatic impresario, John achieves singing stardom on the concert stage -- only to throw it all away to make a pilgrimage to Africa, there to assume leadership of his ancestral tribe, the Casangas. His efforts to free the natives of their superstitions and bring the advantages of civilization to the region are opposed… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Robeson is THE reason to see it"
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"It's worth seeing just to hear Robeson sing."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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