San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Melnitz Movies Presents:
THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE
Written and Directed by Goran Hugo Olsson
Runtime: 100 minutes, Year: 2011
Presentation format: 35mm
About the film:
The Black Power Mixtape examines the evolution of the Black Power Movement in the black community and Diaspora from 1967 to 1975. The film combines music, startling 16mm footage (lying undiscovered in the cellar of Swedish Television for 30 years), and contemporary audio interviews from leading African-American artists, activists, musicians and scholars.
Music by Ahmir Questlove Thompson & Om'Mas Keith.
Including appearances by:
Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture), Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Eldridge Cleaver, Bobby Seale, Huey P. Newton, Emile de Antonio, Angela Davis
Including commentary voice by:
Erykah Badu, Talib Kweli, Harry Belafonte, Kathleen Cleaver, Angela Davis, Robin Kelley, Abiodun Oyewole, Sonia Sanchez, Bobby Seale, Questlove
2012 Black Reel Awards, Best Documentary
2012 Guldbagge Awards, Best Editing and Music
2011 Sundance Film Festival, World Cinema Documentary Film Editing Award
2011 British Film Institute Awards, Grierson Award Nomination
Official Selection of: Berlin Film Festival, San Francisco Film Festival
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