Black Power Mix Tape 1967-1975
Tue 1 November 2011 // 20:00
Wed 2 November 2011 // 20:00
(Tues 1st, Weds 2nd Nov / 8pm / £5/4)
(Göran Olsson / 2011 / Sweden / 100 minutes /documentary)
Lost in an archive in Sweden for 30 years, The Black Power Mixtape is a compilation documentary that chronicles African-American political Black Power movement between the years 1967-1975 through the eyes of a Swedish TV station reporting to its nation.
The TV archives contain 16mm material shot by Swedish film-makers, and includes interview footage of Angela Davis, Bobby Seale, Stokely Carmichael, and Kathleen Cleaver, which is given "context" (in our time!) through commentary by Erykah Badu, Harry Belafonte, Talib Kweli, and Melvin Van Peebles. Music by Questlove and Om'Mas Keith.