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I Want to Be Happy: The Jackie Washington Story| 47mins
Director: Ari A Cohen | Producer: Ari A Cohen
Focus Years: 2006 | Country: Canada
Subject Tags: americas, canada, culture, race
Quality Tags: Optimistic, Slow, Activating, Harmonizing
This film tells the life story of astounding 86-year-old jazz singer, guitarist, storyteller and personality, Jackie Washington, who has a musical repertoire of nearly 1300 songs and whose legendary lifetime spans close to a century of musical and black history. The film includes rare archives, numerous live performances, emotional interviews and a road trip touring across Canada.

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