• Film ID:
  • 16766
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=92 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • America.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • English.
THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967-1975 (2011)

Chris Rushton says: "A spliced together documentary by Swedish film maker Goran Olssen using footage of the black power movement in the US shot by Scandinavian journalists between the years 1967 and 1975. Featuring interviews with proponents of black power including such luminaries as Angela Davis and Stokely Carmichael, interspersed with commentary from the likes of Talib Kweli and Erykah Badu, this movie offers a uniquely 'scandie' view of the events that unfolded from the start of the black civil rights movement, through the revolutionary 60s and on into the attempted suppression of black political thought by the government with heroin in the early 70s. Don't be misled by the title, the 'mixtape' element unfortunately refers to the splicing of film rather than music (which is sparse yet enjoyable) but overall this is an insightful and thought provoking snapshot of the time."

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