[1/7] The Black Power Mixtape (1967-1975)

The Black Power Mixtape examines the evolution of the Black Power Movement in the black community and Diaspora from 1967 to 1975. The film combines music, startling 16mm footage (lying undiscovered in the cellar of Swedish Television for 30 years), and contemporary audio interviews from leading African-American artists, activists, musicians and scholars.

Writen and Directed by: Göran Hugo Olsson
Produced by: Annika Rogell, Story AB
Co-Produced by: Joslyn Barnes & Danny Glover, Louverture Films

Music by Ahmir Questlove Thompson & Om’Mas Keith.
Executive producer Corey Smyth for Blacksmith Corp

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 Film Institute/Lars G. Lindström, Swedish Television/ Axel Arnö, Nordisk Film & Tv Fond, Media Programme of the European Union, ZDF/ARTE, NRK, YLE, RTS and ERT.

Michael Jackson- “Rockin’ Robin”, 2:06

BPP pictures: http://www.stephenshames.com/index.php/projects/view/black_panther_party/160

37 thoughts on “[1/7] The Black Power Mixtape (1967-1975)

  1. IT DRIVES ME NUTS HOW BLACKS ACT WITH WHITES,,,,,THEY PUT ON AN
    ACT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. i dont care what anybody says it will allways ways be a problem in america
    because of power dynamic and the system of white supremacy

  3. Published on Dec 30, 2012
    The Black Power Mixtape examines the evolution of the Black Power Movement
    in the black community and Diaspora from 1967 to 1975. The film combines
    music, startling 16mm footage (lying undiscovered in the cellar of Swedish
    Television for 30 years), and contemporary audio interviews from leading
    African-American artists, activists, musicians and scholars.

    Writen and Directed by: Göran Hugo Olsson
    Produced by: Annika Rogell, Story AB
    Co-Produced by: Joslyn Barnes & Danny Glover, Louverture Films

    Music by Ahmir Questlove Thompson & Om’Mas Keith.
    Executive producer Corey Smyth for Blacksmith Corp

    Art Director: Stefania Malmsten

  4. I AM NOT COMFORTABLE IF YOUR FACE CAN NOT SHOW SHAME. IF YOUR FACE CAN NOT,
    YOUR SOUL CAN NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!PERIOD END OF STORY. I WILL not BE
    READING REPLYS. IM HERE TO TAKE A SHIT

  5. Just saw ‘The BlackPower Mixtape’ anyone really interested in modern
    American culture needs to view this. It’s awesome to see and hear the
    thinkers and doers that helped to create the head space I am able
    participate in, organizing and fighting to create that very space. They
    accomplished all of this while being surveilled by the FBI and having
    various civil authorities harass and jail them.
    Thanks in part to the Black Panthers I live in an America where I would
    want to vote for a President at all and where , eventually, I would be able
    to vote for a President of color.
    Thanks and Peace

  6. +SelfControlX17 When you say the rich don’t care about the poor how exactly
    does that play itself out?

  7. does anyone know the starting song or beat being played at the very start
    of the movie?

  8. no it doesnt, blacks have fully integrated into american society in case
    your blind and havent noticed.

  9. You’re not “fully” integrated when you’re unemployment and incarceration
    rates are double and triple the next closest…same system..

  10. i understand what you are trying to say (and i agree), but the term “color
    blindness” refers to the anti-racist ideal of not even noticing skin color
    and just seeing each person as a human being.

  11. Money speaks more than race nowadays. The rich don’t care about the poor
    and so I think with so many people in America its more about who has the
    most money more than race anyway. You have to find ways to outsmart or
    out-perform everyone else; then you would never have to worry about feeling
    repressed.

  12. unfortunately, i do not believe anyone who claims to be color blind
    actually is, and i increasingly believe that racism (or more accurately,
    tribalism) may be a horrible, destructive symptom of the imperfect, still
    evolving human brain. that does not mean that we should embrace it OR claim
    that it doesn’t exist, but that we should recognize it, reject it, and
    constantly work to rid our minds of such tendencies. humanity depends on it!

  13. I must agree . by far one the best documentaries I,ve seen about the black
    power movement and its significance to the human rights movement of black
    people in America

  14. can only find first part of it.. ist there any more left? seems like it
    dissapeared on the world wide interweb.

  15. Idk that dosent seem like my fault. If people supported businesses in their
    own community rather than buy from walmart and other name brand companies
    maybe there would be more jobs for you? I went to school with a equal
    amount of blacks to whites and have worked with black people so I don’t see
    any problems as long as we don’t try to fuck each other over at work. I
    think it just depends on whether or not you show up to the interview like a
    gangster or average person and don’t use any slang.

  16. colorblindness is a system that persists oppression in African Americans.
    The Swedish see all colors as citizens, but in America we keep some races
    as second class citizens in many ways. (incarceration, culture, exclusion,
    repression, discrimination, economic prison etc.)

  17. If you have the time I suggest watching all 7 of these videos. It is also
    on Netflix instant in full. Eye opening, and gives one a new perspective on
    political/economic movements and human/civil rights. Cool blend of new and
    old voices, well made movie and excellent insight on philosophical change
    in society..

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