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The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (2011)

Not Rated | | Documentary, History | 1 April 2011 (Sweden)
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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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Göran Olsson (as Göran Hugo Olsson)

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Göran Olsson (as Göran Hugo Olsson)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Abiodun Oyewole ... Himself (voice)
Stokely Carmichael ... Himself (archive footage)
Talib Kweli ... Himself (voice)
Mable Carmichael Mable Carmichael ... Herself (archive footage)
Ingrid Dahlberg Ingrid Dahlberg ... Herself (archive footage)
Martin Luther King ... Himself (archive footage)
Ahmir-Khalib Thompson ... Himself (voice) (as Ahmir Questlove Thompson)
Angela Davis ... Herself (voice)
Harry Belafonte ... Himself (voice)
King Gustaf VI Adolf ... Himself (archive footage) (as Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden)
Coretta Scott King Coretta Scott King ... Herself (archive footage)
Arnold Stahl Arnold Stahl ... Himself (voice) (archive footage)
Malcolm X ... Himself (archive footage)
Bertil Askelöf Bertil Askelöf ... Himself (voice) (archive footage)
Bo Holmström ... Himself (archive footage)
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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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Not Rated
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Country:

Sweden | USA

Language:

English | Swedish

Release Date:

1 April 2011 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Power Mixtape See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

SEK 5,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,316, 11 September 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$264,324, 6 November 2011
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4:3
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An interviewee says Medgar Evers was killed in 1968, not 1963 which was actually the case See more »

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Angela Davis: In my case, when I think about the fact that Ronald Reagan was the governor of California, Richard Nixon was the president of the U.S.; the whole apparatus of the state was set up against me. They had all their resources and the FBI, and the police, and they really meant to send me to the death chamber in order to make a point. It really didn't matter who I was or - it was that I was a very convenient figure to make a point that they would suppress any efforts at revolution and liberation.
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The interviews
9 April 2011 | by stenssonSee all my reviews

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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