The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975


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THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967-1975

Directed by Göran Hugo Olsson

Louverture Films is a Co Producer
 

festivals & AWARDS

  • Winner, Guldbagge Awards (Swedish Film Awards) 2011 - Best Editing and Best Music
  • Best Documentary of the Year 2011 - African American Film Critics Association
  • Nominated, Cinema Eye Honors 2012 - Audience Award & Outstanding Achievement in Editing
  • Shortlisted, Grierson 2011: The British Documentary Awards
  • SilverDocs 2011
  • Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival 2011
  • Miami International Film Festival 2011
  • Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 2011
  • MoMA/Film Society of Lincoln Center New Directors/New Films 2011
  • True/False Fest 2011
  • Berlinale International Film Festival 2011 - Panorama
  • World Cinema Documentary Editing Award, Sundance Film Festival 2011
  • Sundance Film Festival 2011 - World Documentary Competition


Modeled on the 1970s ‘mixtape’ format, this feature documentary examines the evolution of the Black Power Movement from 1967-76. Combining amazing 16mm footage that had been lying undiscovered in Swedish archives for the past 30 years, with music and contemporary commentary from artists, intellectuals, musicians and activists, Mixtape presents an insightful and startlingly fresh portrait of the people, society, culture and styles that fueled a change.

 

“THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE” book now available from Haymarket Books, includes contemporary interviews with major figures of the Black Power Movement that are not in the film.