No, it’s not a mixtape and no it’s not free. Goran Hugo Olsson’s The Black Power Mixtape 1967 – 1975 is a film directed by Swedish filmmaker Göran Hugo Olsson, and co-produced by Danny Glover and his Louverture Films.
Synopsis: From 1967 to 1975, Swedish journalists chronicled the Black Power movement in America. Combining that 16mm footage, undiscovered until now, with contemporary audio interviews, this film illuminates the people and culture that fueled change and brings the movement to life anew.
View the brief trailer below.
Included in the mix are appearances and commentary by: Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture), Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Eldridge Cleaver, Bobby Seale, Huey P. Newton, Emile de Antonio, Angela Davis, Harry Belafonte, Kathleen Cleaver, Robin Kelley, Abiodun Oyewole, Sonia Sanchez, Bobby Seale, Erykah Badu, Talib Kweli, Questlove and more.
It’s currently being screened at the Sundance independent film festival in Utah.
Seems like we’re a long way from people discussing issues in such stark and clear terms, be they racial, environmental or otherwise.
Danny Glover was interviewed by Democracy Now! about the project and about notorious Haitian dictator “Baby Doc” Duvalier’s return to Haiti.