The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975


A feature film by Göran Hugo Olsson

WINNER OF THE GULDBAGGE / SWEDISH FILM AWARD 2012 FOR BEST MUSIC AND BEST EDITING.

PREMIERED AT SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2011, WORLD CINEMA DOCUMENTARY EDITING AWARD

The Black Power Mixtape is a compilation feature documentary film that displays the story of the African-American community 1967-1975, the people, the society and the style that fueled a change. Told with sparkling, beautiful and deep footage, lost in the archives in Sweden for 30 years.


“-Racism is a much more clandestine, much more hidden kind of phenomenon, but at the same time it’s perhaps far more terrible than it’s ever been. Racism, in the first place, is a weapon used by the wealthy to increase the profits they bring in by paying Black workers less for their work.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
Well of course there’s been a great deal of progress. We don’t have laws that segregate black people within the society any longer.”
                    Angela Davis

Rent/buy on Vimeo On Demand (Nordic countries only). English subtitles.

Swedish cinema release April, 2011.

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Production facts:

Written and Directed by: Göran Hugo Olsson
Produced by: Annika Rogell, Story AB

Co-Produced by: Joslyn Barnes & Danny Glover, Louverture Films

Music produced by Ahmir Khalib Questlove Thompson
Executive producer Corey Smyth for Blacksmith Corp
Featuring music by The Roots and Michael Jackson.
And singing by Erykah Badu

Art Director: Stefania Malmsten

Edited by: Göran Hugo Olsson & Hanna Lejonqvist

Including appearances by:
Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture), Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Eldridge Cleaver, Bobby Seale, Huey P. Newton, Emile de Antonio, Angela Davis

Including commentary voice by:
Erykah Badu, Talib Kweli, Harry Belafonte, Kathleen Cleaver, Angela Davis, Robin Kelley, Abiodun Oyewole, Sonia Sanchez, Bobby Seale, Questlove

With support from the Swedish Arts Grants Committee, the Swedish Film Institute, Swedish Television/ Axel Arnö, Nordisk Film & Tv Fond, Media Programme of the European Union, ZDF/ARTE, NRK, YLE, RTS and ERT.

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