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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)
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 »
Stokely Carmichael:The birth of this nation was conceived in the genocide of the red man... of the red man... of the red man.
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12 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
evocative and well curated footage, 10 November 2011
Author: trpuk1968 from United Kingdom

I saw this in a UK arts centre with a friend from the US who had left High School in 66 or 67 and graduated from college in 70. On her own admission here was another America she has never experienced or known about. What struck me about this is the pacing, the editing allows the protagonists time and space to speak and articulate themselves. There's a section when Angela Davis speaks eloquently and movingly and the camera holds on her for several minutes. This film is essential viewing for any younger people involved in the 'Occupy'or anti globalisation / anti capitalist movements. The issues that the Black Power movement were addressing are still with us. The film has a wonderful soundtrack and music score complementing the footage perfectly. The footage is both evocative and informative, carefully selected. There's shots of everyday street scenes, interviews and dramatic footage of rioting and disturbances. Yes BPMT is short on analysis, but for this viewer the beauty of this film is that I felt an empathy as a fellow human being with these angry, militant people and felt inspired to learn more about the Black Power movement and quietly, calmly, start to listen. I don t feel I have to apologise for being white after watching this or start going all PC simply that I have a better understanding now of where some people were or are coming from. Finally, it's fascinating this film emerges from Sweden. Often held to be a model of 'responsible' capitalism, a proper social democracy where entrepreneur ism and business can live happily alongside social provision and an excellent welfare state. However unlike other European countries such as Britain or France, Sweden never had to address the legacy of a colonial empire and immigration from former colonies. It's very safe for a country, a society where everyone looks the same and speaks the same language to be open, liberal and tolerant. I'm very intrigued as to what the fascination and interest was for the Swedish in the Black Power movement, a question this film doesn't address. Maybe the Black Power activists in this film are being positioned as 'exotic' in the same way that countless documentaries always position Africans as exotic, closer to nature, primitive and so on. Just a thought...

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