Joan Baez

Joan Baez

How Sweet the Sound

Downloadable Video - 2009
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In the first comprehensive documentary to chronicle the private life and public career of Joan Baez, How Sweet The Sound examines her history as a recording artist and performer as well as her remarkable journey as the conscience of a generation.
Publisher: [United States] : Razor & Tie : Made available through hoopla, 2009
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 110 min.)) : sd., col
Alternative Title: How sweet the sound


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Aug 30, 2015

While watching this 90-minute documentary DVD (from 2009) - The one thing that this viewer learnt about singer, songwriter, activist, Joan Baez was what a remarkably sincere, genuine and caring person she really is.

For all of her adult life (as a public figure and performer) Joan Baez has been seriously committed to promoting global peace and human rights, the world over.

Born in Staten Island, NY (in 1941), Joan Baez is of Mexican/Scottish descent. Even as a young girl music had always played a very important role in Joan's life.

Through stills and vintage film clips - As well as a recorded interview with Joan Baez (at the age of 68), the viewer gets to know all about this distinguished woman and her selfless quests and goals over the past 50 years.

Jul 13, 2015

The American Masters series varies widely, from episode to episode. They all have interesting subjects, but the individual films presented under that umbrella don't always do those subjects justice. This is one of those. This woman has incredible talent and has made the most of living in interesting times, with long-time and sincere commitment to social activism. Yet, this film is mostly quite boring. Worth watching, since it covers all the bases - biographical details, how she developed her opinions, her thoughts on how her music has changed over the years, etc. There's excellent use of archival footage, both home movies and news/concert footage. They actually got Bob Dylan to sit down for an interview and about her and her music. Yet, still a boring film.

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