DVD Review: Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
Director: Goran Olsson
Writer: Goran Olsson
Starring Angela Davis, Stokley Carmichael, Bobby Seale, Erykah Badu, Talib Kweli
Music by: Om’Mas Keith & Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson
Sundance Selects
DVD Release Date: December 13, 2011

Swedish television journalists journeyed to America to document the rise of the Black Power Movement in the ’60s and ’70s. The footage was largely forgotten and was in storage for more than 30 years. Director Goran Hugo Olsson has compiled this footage into a mixtape which highlights key figures and events in the Black Power Movement called The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975. People who were alive during this time can view the footage through the eyes of a neutral party. Those who were not alive and have never seen this footage can witness a pivotal point in American history with a contemporary presentation.

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