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The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (2011)

Not Rated | | Documentary, History | 1 April 2011 (Sweden)
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Footage shot by a group of Swedish journalists documenting the Black Power Movement in the United States is edited together by a contemporary Swedish filmmaker.

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Footage shot by a group of Swedish journalists documenting the Black Power Movement in the United States is edited together by a contemporary Swedish filmmaker.

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A documentary in 9 chapters


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1 April 2011 (Sweden)  »

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Black Power Mixtape  »

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Budget:

SEK 5,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$17,316 (USA) (9 September 2011)

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$264,324 (USA) (4 November 2011)
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An interviewee says Medgar Evers was killed in 1968, not 1963 which was actually the case See more »

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Mable Carmichael: Let's see, I think Stokley was a sophomore in college when he went down to Mississippi. I stuck by the phone and by the radio, all day trying to hear what happened. And... when I heard they picked up four of them, I knew one was Stokley. I think I died a thousand times.
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Mable Carmichael: It was the first time he had been to jail. Every time he goes, I die a thousand times.
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A documentary that details a near-revolution in the United States.
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A bunch of Swedish lefties became idealistically preoccupied with American Black nationalism in the late '60s, and shot a ton of footage intended for Swedish television. Much of it wasn't used, however, and the filmmakers have only recently finished editing it into a feature. Much of this is powerful. Stokley Carmicheal's presence impressed me most of all. I didn't feel as if anything in the film felt unnecessary, except perhaps a petty feud with TV Guide for criticizing Sweedish television, which I doubt was at the center of consciousness of many African-American activists of the time. The trajectory of the film is depressing. We witness a leftist renaissance in the USA crumble as drugs (which the film forcefully suggests were introduced by the FBI) change the escape route of an oppressed community from activism to addiction.


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