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.


Göran Olsson (as Göran Hugo Olsson)


Göran Olsson (as Göran Hugo Olsson)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Abiodun Oyewole ... Self (voice)
Stokely Carmichael ... Self (archive footage)
Talib Kweli ... Self (voice)
Mable Carmichael Mable Carmichael ... Self (archive footage)
Ingrid Dahlberg Ingrid Dahlberg ... Self (archive footage)
Martin Luther King ... Self (archive footage)
Questlove ... Self (voice) (as Ahmir Questlove Thompson)
Angela Davis ... Self (voice)
Harry Belafonte ... Self (voice)
King Gustaf VI Adolf ... Self (archive footage) (as Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden)
Coretta Scott King ... Self (archive footage)
Arnold Stahl Arnold Stahl ... Self (voice) (archive footage)
Malcolm X ... Self (archive footage)
Bertil Askelöf Bertil Askelöf ... Self (voice) (archive footage)
Bo Holmström ... Self (archive footage)


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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from the past to the present
20 June 2020 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Old footage of Swedish reports on the racial strife in America is found in Swedish Television. The footage is re-edited into a documentary released in 2011. It follows the black power movement in America one year after the next from 1967 to 1975. It also contains commentary from 2010. Many of the early years follow activist Stokely Carmichael until his self exile. There is a lot with the Black Panther with a section on the case of Angela Davis. The TV Guide part is an interesting window into the culture war. 1974 is the war on drugs and the Nation of Islam. 1975 is trying to wrap things up. One notable note is Angela 2010 who mentions a black president. Time and time again, this movie echoes from the past into our very present. It's 2020 and so much of this is a reminder of today. So much is a mirror. This is a great time capsule and hopefully, it's one sign post on the road to progress.

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1 April 2011 (Sweden) See more »

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The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 See more »


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SEK5,500,000 (estimated)

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$17,316, 11 September 2011

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