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The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 -- Footage shot by a group of Swedish journalists documenting the Black Power Movement in the United States is edited together by a contemporary Swedish filmmaker.


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  (in credits order)

Abiodun Oyewole ... Himself (voice)

Stokely Carmichael ... Himself (archive footage)

Talib Kweli ... Himself (voice)
Mable Carmichael ... Herself (archive footage)
Ingrid Dahlberg ... Herself (archive footage)

Martin Luther King ... Himself (archive footage)

Ahmir-Khalib Thompson ... Himself (voice) (as Ahmir Questlove Thompson)

Angela Davis ... Herself (voice) (also archive footage)

Harry Belafonte ... Himself (voice) (also archive footage)
King Gustaf VI Adolf ... Himself (archive footage) (as Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden)
Coretta Scott King ... Herself (archive footage)
Arnold Stahl ... Himself (voice) (archive footage) (1968)

Malcolm X ... Himself (archive footage)
Bertil Askelöf ... Himself (voice) (archive footage)
Bo Holmström ... Himself (archive footage)
Maggie Mailey ... Herself, mother of ten (archive footage)

Erykah Badu ... Herself (voice)
Sonia Sanchez ... Herself (voice)
Eldridge Cleaver ... Himself (archive footage)
Oerjan Oeberg ... Himself (voice) (archive footage) (as Örjan Öberg)
Kathleen Cleaver ... Herself (voice) (also archive footage)

Bobby Seale ... Himself (voice) (also archive footage)
Robin D.G. Kelley ... Himself (voice) (as Robin Kelley)
Gerald Lefcourt ... Himself, lawyer (archive footage)
Knut Ståhlberg ... Himself (voice) (archive footage)
Huey P. Newton ... Himself (archive footage)
Lars Helander ... Himself (voice) (archive footage)
Merrill Panitt ... Himself, editor, TV Guide (archive footage)

Richard Nixon ... Himself (archive footage)
Emile de Antonio ... Himself (archive footage)
William Kunstler ... Himself, lawyer (archive footage)

John Forte ... Himself (voice)
Elaine Brown ... Herself (archive footage)
Dennis Roberts ... Himself, lawyer (archive footage)
Lewis H. Michaux ... Himself (archive footage)

Melvin Van Peebles ... Himself (voice)
Courtney Callender ... Himself (archive footage)
Louis Farrakhan ... Himself (archive footage)
Vy Higginsen ... Herself (archive footage)
Kenny Gamble ... Himself (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Raija Lounavaara ... Herself (female Swedish reporter)

Directed by
Göran Olsson  (as Göran Hugo Olsson)
Writing credits
Göran Olsson (written by) (as Göran Hugo Olsson)

Produced by
Joslyn Barnes .... co-producer
Danny Glover .... co-producer
Tobias Janson .... executive producer
Annika Rogell .... producer
Film Editing by
Hanna Lejonqvist 
Göran Olsson 
Music Department
Corey Smyth .... music producer
Other crew
David Magdael .... publicist
Dana O'Keefe .... sales agent
Anne Stulz .... publicist

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Sweden:100 min

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18 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
A documentary that details a near-revolution in the United States., 5 October 2011
Author: treywillwest

A bunch of Swedish lefties became idealistically preoccupied with American Black nationalism in the late '60s, and shot a ton of footage intended for Swedish television. Much of it wasn't used, however, and the filmmakers have only recently finished editing it into a feature. Much of this is powerful. Stokley Carmicheal's presence impressed me most of all. I didn't feel as if anything in the film felt unnecessary, except perhaps a petty feud with TV Guide for criticizing Sweedish television, which I doubt was at the center of consciousness of many African-American activists of the time. The trajectory of the film is depressing. We witness a leftist renaissance in the USA crumble as drugs (which the film forcefully suggests were introduced by the FBI) change the escape route of an oppressed community from activism to addiction.

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