Featuring never-before-seen archival footage, this documentary reveals Nat King Cole's feelings behind his ultimate calling as a "beacon of hope" to the legions of the oppressed, taken from his private journals and exclusive interviews.
At a time when black Americans were still suffering segregation and prejudice, Nat King Cole broke through the race barrier, becoming the only black television star in The US, with a weekly primetime show acknowledging his unique natural talent. Through extensive archives and his private journals, together with exclusive interviews with his widow, Maria Cole, and other family members, the true story is told of the man whose charm and genius for performance made him a role model and a pinnacle of American cultural society. Fellow artists George Benson, Harry Belafonte, Johnny Mathis and Tony Bennett, among many others, provide the anecdotes of this pioneering artist who crossed the colour barrier, appealing to white and black audiences in equal measure. (From the US) (Documentary) (Arts) G CC