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The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (2011)

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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


Certificate:

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 »

Quotes

Bo Holmström: Political trials are getting more common in the USA. In Chicago, we have been able to follow the trials of seven leaders of radical parties. They are accused of trying to start riots at the Democratic National Convention. It's a trial that is less about a crime, and more about the political views of the society of the accused.
Gerald Lefcourt - Lawyer: Yes, it's a political trial. We told the judge that when you take militant Black Panthers that have been created by a system of oppression and you bring them into a ...
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Soundtracks

Burn Baby, Burn
written by Jimmy Collier
performed by Stokely Carmichael
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A documentary that details a near-revolution in the United States.
5 October 2011 | by treywillwestSee all my reviews

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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