Sundance Selects | Release Date: September 9, 2011
Summary: 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 Göran 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. [Sundance Selects]
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Runtime: 100 min
Rating: Not Rated
Official Site: http://blackpowermixtape.com/
Production: Louverture Films
Genres: Documentary
Country: Sweden
Language: English
Home Release Date: Dec 13, 2011
Director Credit
Göran Olsson Director
Writer Credit
Göran Olsson Writer
Cast Credit
Ahmir-Khalib Thompson Cast
Angela Davis Cast
Bobby Seale Cast
Danny Glover Cast
Erykah Badu Cast
Harry Belafonte Cast
Kathleen Cleaver Cast
Stokely Carmichael Cast
Talib Kweli Cast
Producer Credit
Annika Rogell Producer
Danny Glover Co-Producer
Joslyn Barnes Co-Producer
Tobias Janson Executive Producer