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  1. Sep 27, 2011
    7
    It's fascinating to see such historic figures in the Struggle from the Swedish perspective. Most importantly, it's just great to see new footage of folks like Stokely Charmichael and Angela Davis - both of whom are so charismatic and inspirational. The film flags a bit toward the end as the focus shifts to the ravages of drug abuse and the infighting and assassinations within the Nation of Islam. For someone who hasn't been exposed to much modern African American history in school or elsewhere, this would be fairly informative, though a bit disjointed. Expand
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73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

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  1. Reviewed by: Shawn Levy
    Oct 27, 2011
    75
    It may not add up to a narrative, but it's a fascinating compilation -- a mixtape you may want to hear more than once.
  2. Reviewed by: Marc Savlov
    Oct 19, 2011
    78
    It plays very much like it advertises itself: a mixtape – Fear of a Black Planet, then and now.
  3. Reviewed by: Liz Beardsworth
    Oct 17, 2011
    60
    While it assumes a fair bit of knowledge of the social changes exploding in sixties America, there's a wealth of fascinating material and punchy insights into an earth shaking movement.