The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
Director: Göran Olsson

Sweden, documentary, 2011, 100 min
Instead of finding material for his new film, Swedish cinema innovator Göran Olsson found a true treasure: many interviews about the Civil Rights struggle in the USA between 1967–1975. The Swedish television inventively followed this fight – alongside interwievs with radical movement leaders, the daily life of the ghetto is ingeniously shown. Raw and real. The director jumps between unseen archive footage and contemporary activists creating a spectacular musical documentary, a journey. When this film came out in the USA, Americans asked: what can the Swedish show us about the Civil Rights Movement that‘s new? A lot , as it turns out. Göran Olsson’s newest feature is a different view on the Civil Rights Movement in the USA between 1967–1975.
About the director:
Göran Olsson (born in 1965, Sweden) is a cinema innovator both in the creative and the technical sense. After creating shocking short films, TV commercial and music videos for a long time, he started filming unconventional documentaries in the late 90s. This director is not only appreciated for his long-lived creations – he also invented CAM, the smallest video camera in the world.
Section: Music Moves the World

Screenplay: Göran Olsson

Cast: Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture), Eldridge Cleaver, Kathleen Cleaver, Bobby Seale, Huey P. Newton, Emile de Antonio, William Kunstler, Angela Davis