The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
Filmfest 2011

The evolution of the Black Power Movement in the African-American community and Diaspora from 1967-75. With startlingly fresh and meaningful 16mm footage that has been lying undiscovered in archives in Sweden for the past 30 years, Mixtape looks at the people, society, culture and styles that fuelled a change. Swedish Film Institute "Olsson presents the footage by year and attempts to give it some context and perspective by bringing in voice-overs by some of the people included in the original footage, such as Davis, as well as many current-day conscious hip-hop artists like Talib Kweli or Erykah Badu."

With: Erykah Badu, Harry Belafonte, Stokely Carmichael, Kathleen Cleaver, Angela Davis

tags: Documentary


Director: Göran Hugo Olsson