The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (encore!)

In the late 60s and early 70s, the world watched the Black Power movement take hold of America. Among the many magnetized by the drama were a group of Swedish journalists. Fast forward to 2007: documentary filmmaker Göran Olsson found a treasure trove of beautiful, important 16mm footage shot by the journalists, languishing in the basement of Swedish Television.

Featuring intimate footage of Stokely Carmichael, Angela Davis (including a now iconic interview with her in a California jail), Eldridge Cleaver and many more, the Black Power Mixtape documents an indelible moment in our nation’s history – from the unique perspective of some non-Americans. Olsson and co-producer Danny Glover reimagined the footage with the help of music by Questlove and Om’Mas Keith, along with commentary from prominent activists and artists, including Erykah Badu, Harry Belafonte, Talib Kweli, and Melvin Van Peebles.

Dir. Göran Olsson, 2011, 35mm, 100 min.