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The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 -- The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 mobilizes a treasure trove of 16mm material shot by Swedish journalists who came to the US drawn by stories of urban unrest and revolution. Gaining access to many of the leaders of the Black Power Movement. The filmmakers captured them in intimate moments and remarkably unguarded interviews.
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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A documentary in 9 chapters
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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)
Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden ... Himself (archive footage)
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 Kelley ... Himself (voice)
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)

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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Factual errors: An interviewee says Medgar Evers was killed in 1968, not 1963 which was actually the caseSee more »
Abiodun Oyewole:I do agree with fighting fire with fire. I'm not gonna fight fire with water, necessarily. And if someone charges at me, I'm going to defend myself. Umm... Dr, King was not about that. But what he did do; exposing the demons that existed in America - that's priceless. I mean...See more »


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The interviews, 9 April 2011
Author: stensson from Stockholm, Sweden

This era has since long legendary status, not just in American history, but all over the world. It seems like a saga now; this radicalism, this possibility of seeing even socialism as a possible alternative in the US. It was not just about race issues, it was also about the economic and political system.

During these years, Swedish television many times went over to the States, interviewing black radical leaders. We meet Stokely Carmichael, Eldridge Cleaver and in a very unique sequence also Angela Davis in prison. Most of it takes place after the backlash in the late 60s. The movement was deradicalised and we meet the fighters talking about big changes, but you have the feeling that they've lost most of their faith in it. It's a big difference compared to the attitude of Stokely Carmichael during his Stockholm visit in 1967.

Very interesting material, but you miss the analysis. Why was the movement deradicalised? It was not just because of police brutality during riots or supposed FBI actions. And you don't get any explanation about why the movement and other powers had success when it came to reducing racism. There's anyway another USA today, compared to what it was in 1967.

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