Until lately I didn’t know who Joan Baez was. I knew some of her songs but knew nothing about her. I just watched the documentary¬† How Sweet the Sound. Now I’m completely enamored. Not only is she a folk legend and a naturally stunning beauty but she was a mighty force in the civil rights movement as well as a life long human rights activist as a pacifist. Even though she lived and breathed a non-violent approach to solving conflict that didn’t stop her from putting herself smack dab in the middle of harms way to reach the people. The film was beautifully done and touched me in a way that no other movie about war or conflict ever has.

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