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The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

Not Rated In Theaters 09/9/2011 , 96min.
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'The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975' mobilizes a treasure trove of 16mm material shot by Swedish journalists who came to the US drawn by stories of urban unrest and revolution. Gaining access to many of the leaders of the Black Power Movement--Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale, Angela Davis and Eldridge Cleaver among them--the filmmakers captured them in intimate moments and remarkably unguarded interviews. Thirty years later, this lush collection was found languishing in the basement of Swedish Television. Director Goran Olsson and co-producer Danny Glover bring this footage to light in a mosaic of images, music and narration chronicling the evolution one of our nation's most indelible turning points, the Black Power movement. Music by Questlove and Om'Mas Keith, and commentary from prominent African-American artists and activists who were influenced by the struggle -- including Erykah Badu, Harry Belafonte, Talib Kweli, and Melvin Van Peebles -- give the historical footage a fresh, contemporary resonance and makes the film an exhilarating, unprecedented account of an American revolution.

Hot Docs International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Hot Docs International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

London Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 London Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Sundance Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Sundance Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

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