The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

Black-thumbstandard From 1967 to 1975, a film crew directed their cameras at major figures in America's Black Power movement, generating hours of footage that remained unreleased for three decades. Archival footage of Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale, Huey P. Newton, Angela Davis and Eldridge Cleaver speak to the movement's evolution while contemporary African American thinkers, including Harry Belafonte and Erykah Badu, reflect on their legacy.
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NYT Review
“The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975" is a fascinating collection of images and interviews by Swedish television journalists who traveled to the United States to chronicle the era. Read the review
Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 90%
Critics' score: 90   Audience score: 78   Rotten Tomatoes page
Top Rotten Tomatoes Critics

Broken into nine chapters -- one for each year -- the documentary isn't a rigorous work but a felt piece of vital, if flawed, art. full review

Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 is not your standard documentary dealing with racism in America. full review

Tom Long, Detroit News

A film that suffers from a surfeit of credulity. full review

Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

You watch the material here and wonder whether most of the movies made about black people are meant to pacify general audiences, to distract them from demanding more of the movies. full review

Wesley Morris, Boston Globe

It is mostly impressionistic - but, wow, some of those impressions really pack a punch. full review

David Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle

This chronicle of pride and social upheaval is filled with vintage images and important voices. full review

Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News

The Black Power Mixtape includes plenty of interest, but it would be stronger if the filmmakers had dug a little deeper into the footage from 1967 to 1972 and skipped the final years altogether. full review

You are left in a bracing state of confusion, wondering how much has changed and how the change took place. full review

A.O. Scott, New York Times

Black nationalism lives and breathes in this remarkably fresh documentary assembled by Goran Hugo Olsson. full review

J. Hoberman, Village Voice

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 is a tangy raw stew of history, even if it never begins to confront the contradictions that bedeviled black militancy. full review

Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

Like any mixtape, it offers some truly transcendent moments alongside a smattering of filler, and never quite assembles its pieces into a cohesive whole. full review

Andrew Barker, Variety
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