V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967-1975

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THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967-1975

Göran Hugo Olsson
S/USA, 2011
Documentaries, 94min, OmdU

THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967-1975

Göran Hugo Olsson
S/USA, 2011
Documentaries, 94min, OmdU

Actors: 
Erykah Badu
Harry Belafonte
Stokely Carmichael
Kwame Ture
Eldridge Cleaver
Martin Luther King Jr.
Angela Davis
Bobby Seale
Huey P. Newton
Emile de Antonio
Melvin Van Peebles
Screenplay: 
Göran Hugo Olsson
Editor: 
Hanna Lejonqvist
Göran Hugo Olsson
Composer: 
Ahmir Thompson
Om’Mas Keith and the Roots
Erykah Badu

Production: 
Story AB SVT, Louverture Films
World Sales: 
Wide Management Enterprise
Distribution in Austria: 
Mouna
Format: 
DCP
Color and Black/White

From 1967 to 1975, fueled by curiosity and naïveté, Swedish journalists went to film the black power movement in America. The Black Power Mixtape 1967–1975 mobilizes a treasure trove of 16mm material, which languished in a basement for 30 years, into an irresistible mosaic of images, music, and narration to chronicle the movement’s evolution. Mesmerizing footage of Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale, Huey P. Newton, Angela Davis, and Eldridge Cleaver, as well as Black Panther activities, are peppered with B-roll footage of black America. These scenes take on a fresh, global angle through the outsider perspective of the Swedish lens.
Meanwhile, penetrating commentaries from artists and activists influenced by the struggle riff on the range of radical ideas and strategies for liberation. Their insights and the vibrancy of the unearthed footage render the black power movement startlingly immediate and profoundly relevant. (Sundance Film Festival)

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