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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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“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
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Broken into nine chapters -- one for each year -- the documentary isn't a rigorous work but a felt piece of vital, if flawed, art.
Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post  full review
 
The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 is not your standard documentary dealing with racism in America.
Tom Long, Detroit News  full review
 
A film that suffers from a surfeit of credulity.
Ann Hornaday, Washington Post  full review
 
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.
Wesley Morris, Boston Globe  full review
 
It is mostly impressionistic - but, wow, some of those impressions really pack a punch.
David Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle  full review
 
This chronicle of pride and social upheaval is filled with vintage images and important voices.
Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News  full review
 
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.
 
You are left in a bracing state of confusion, wondering how much has changed and how the change took place.
A.O. Scott, New York Times  full review
 
Black nationalism lives and breathes in this remarkably fresh documentary assembled by Goran Hugo Olsson.
J. Hoberman, Village Voice  full review
 
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.
Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly  full review
 
Like any mixtape, it offers some truly transcendent moments alongside a smattering of filler, and never quite assembles its pieces into a cohesive whole.
Andrew Barker, Variety  full review
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