- Göran Olsson
- Erykah Badu, Harry Belafonte, Stokely Carmichael, Angela Davis
The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 mobilizes a treasure trove of 16mm material shot by Swedish TV 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—Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale, Angela Davis and Eldridge Cleaver among them—the journalists captured these figures in intimate moments and remarkably unguarded interviews. Thirty years later, this rich collection was found languishing in the basement of Swedish Television. Director Göran Olsson and co-producer Danny Glover bring this footage to light in a mosaic of images, music and narration chronicling the evolution one of our nation’s most unforgettable turning points, the Black Power movement. “This is a film that should be seen by anyone who wants to learn where we’ve come from as a nation.” (The Hollywood Reporter)
Cosponsored with the Dept of History and the Society for the Humanities.