WATCH: Harry Belafonte Issues Challenge

Harry Belafonte has dedicated his life to activism and social change.

Known for his work in film and the arts, Belafonte was honored with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the sixth annual Governors Awards over the weekend and captured the audience with his passionate 12-minute speech.

The highlight? His address to Hollywood and the role its played in creating films that have the power to impact human behavior.

In doing so, he challenged Hollywood and the creators that live within it to create works that allow global audiences to “see the better side of who we are as a species.”

Watch the moving speech below: