“The Black Power Mixtape” is an archive- and music- driven documentary that examines the evolution of the Black Power Movement in the African-American community and Diaspora from 1967 to 1975. Combining startlingly fresh and meaningful 16mm footage that had been lying undiscovered in the cellar of Swedish Television for the past 30 years, with contemporary audio interviews from leading African-American artists, activists, musicians and scholars, “Mixtape” looks at the people, society, culture and style that fuelled a change. Utilizing an innovative format that riffs on the popular 70s mixtape format, “the Black Power Mixtape” is a cinematic and musical journey into the ghettos of America. With a combination of commitment and naiveté, Swedish filmmakers traveled across the Atlantic to explore the Black Power Movement, which was being alternately ignored or portrayed in the US media as a violent, nascent terrorist movement. Filmmaker Göran Hugo Olsson brings this newly discovered footage to light and introduces it to a new generation across the world.
Creditsdirector: Göran Hugo Olsson
GÖRAN OLSSON: Kl:k (1992, short), Fuck You, Fuck You Very Much (1998, doc), Am I Black Enough for You (2009, doc), The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (2011, doc)