Searching for Sugarman is a documentary about the long lost Detroit folksinger, Sixto Rodriguez. Releasing two commercially unsuccessful albums in the 70′s, Rodriguez soon faded into obscurity, never to be heard of again.

Unknown to Rodriguez, his musical story continued in South Africa where he became a pop music icon and inspiration for generations.

Long rumored there to be dead by suicide, a few fans in the 1990s decided to seek out the truth of their hero’s fate. What follows is a heartwarming tale in which Detroit construction worker discovered that his lost artistic dreams came true after all…