The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

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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... read more
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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 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.

Original Release

01/01/2011

Cast

Stokely Carmichael Himself (archive footage)
Eldridge Cleaver Himself
Kathleen Cleaver Herself (voice)
Bobby Seale Himself (voice)
Huey P. Newton Himself
Emile de Antonio Himself
Abiodun Oyewole Himself (voice)
Talib Kweli Himself (voice)
Angela Davis Herself (voice)
Harry Belafonte Himself (voice)
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Goran Olsson

Writers

Goran Olsson

Cast

Stokely Carmichael Himself (archive footage)
Eldridge Cleaver Himself
Kathleen Cleaver Herself (voice)
Bobby Seale Himself (voice)
Huey P. Newton Himself
Emile de Antonio Himself
Abiodun Oyewole Himself (voice)
Talib Kweli Himself (voice)
Angela Davis Herself (voice)
Harry Belafonte Himself (voice)
Erykah Badu Herself (voice)
Sonia Sánchez Herself (voice)
John Forte Himself (voice)
Melvin Van Peebles Himself (voice)
Kenny Gamble Himself (voice)
Mable Carmichael Herself (archive footage)
Ingrid Dahlberg Herself (archive footage)
Martin Luther King Himself (archive footage)
Questlove Himself (voice) (as Ahmir Questlove Thompson)
King Gustaf VI Adolf Himself (archive footage) (as Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden)

Producers

Tobias Janson Executive Producer
Joslyn Barnes Producer
Danny Glover Producer
Annika Rogell Producer
Tobias Janson Producer

Editors

Hanna Lejonqvist, Goran Olsson

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