Oct 31 2011

Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975

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When a group of Swedish reporters came to the United States to document the Black Power movement in the 1960s, little did they know that their footage would be the basis for a documentary nearly forty years later. Swedes were fascinated by the American civil rights movement and what followed it. Armed with cameras, they arrived in the U.S. and simply knocked on doors, looking to interview ordinary people and movement leaders. The footage they captured was used in documentaries that aired just once in Sweden and then forgotten – until it was discovered in a studio basement by film maker Göran Olsson, who has directed the brand new documentary Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975. Intimate conversations with Stokely Carmichael in his mother’s living room, with Angela Davis in prison, and with Black Panther leader Huey Newton, shed new light on the radical movements that boldly challenged white supremacy. Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 is co-produced by actor and activist Danny Glover along with Joslyn Barnes, and features contemporary commentary by people like Erykah Badu, Robin Kelly, Talib Kweli, and more and by those who were originally represented in the film such as Angela Davis and Bobby Seale. Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 has already received critical acclaim at Sundance and in numerous national reviews. It debuted in theaters in Los Angeles in late September.

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