THR: Would you want Mitt Romney to become the next U.S. president?

Belafonte: Only if I would like to see the end of civilization. No, absolutely not, Mitt Romney is not my cup of tea at all.

THR: Can you pin down what the enemy is nowadays?

Belafonte: Unbridled capitalism. The concentration of money in the hands of a very small group is the most dangerous thing that has ever happened to civilization. We are facing an oligarchy offorce. Just look at who controls the press. We all witnessed how momey and power squeezed out all essense of Rupert Murdoch and [Silvio] Berlusconi. Thank God for social media, which aids transparency, but even that becomes more and more restricted now, with companies like Facebook buying up all the roots of this technology. But I am currently involved with two documentaries, one Lead Belly: Legend, Life, Legacy and the other Another Night in the Free World, which I am shooting now for about five months. It is globally looking at the youth movement during the the Arab Spring, looking at what happened in Kairo and Tunisia, and now in Syria.