In the late '60s, after the assassination of both Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, the civil rights movement in America gave way to a more militant breed of activists who were demanding greater self-determination for the African-American community and the right to defend themselves against a system they felt was stacked against them. A number of journalists for Swedish television were fascinated with the rise of the Black Panther Party and the larger Black Power movement, and on several occasions sent film crews to the United State to interview major figures in the African-American militant community. Filmmaker Göran Hugo Olsson has used some of this archival footage as the basis for the documentary The Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975, which includes vintage interviews with Angela Davis, Eldridge Cleaver, Huey P. Newton, Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale, Louis Farrakhan, and other key figures in the Black Power movement. The newsreels are accompanied by recent interviews with artists, activists, and cultural historians who discuss this volatile period in American history, including Harry Belafonte, Abiodun Oyewole, Melvin Van Peebles, and many others. The Black Power Mixtape was an official selection at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.~Mark Deming
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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Wow . This was made long ago .. very well told stories.. a must watch
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Spellbinding and Educational
Could not take my eyes off of this film. Thanks to my university education I was already aware of most of the aspects of this film, but the content and presentation was right on point, so much so that I was drawn in for every second. This film presents information that the US does not teach us in school, information and facts that our country has tried to hide, ignore and forget, but which has informed everything about our race relations. The realities of US citizens in a particularly important time period, and how those realities have affected us all right up to the present. This is undoubtably a transformational film. Truly a must see for everyone, particularly for those who are interested in understanding the lives, reality, history, of 'black' Americans!