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Soundtrack for a Revolution (2009)
Soundtrack for a Revolution is a 2009 documentary film written and directed by Bill Guttentag and Dan Sturman. This documentary traces the story of the civil rights movement and the struggles fought by young African-American activists with an emphasis on the power of music. Soundtrack for a Revolution had its international premiere at the Cannes Film Festival and its North American premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. Soundtrack for a Revolution was selected by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as part of the Oscar shortlist for the Documentary Feature category of the 82nd Academy Awards. The film has screened at numerous festivals including Cannes, Tribeca, IDFA and Sheffield Doc/Fest. Guttentag and Sturman choose to use contemporary artists to interpret the music and the messages of the civil rights movement including Wyclef Jean, John Legend, Joss Stone and The Roots. John Legend sang “Woke Up This Morning”, Richie Havens "Will the Circle be Unbroken", The Roots "Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around", Joss Stone "Eyes on the Prize" and Wyclef Jean "Here's to the State of Mississippi".