“Soul of a Nation” Film Series
The Black Power Mixtape 1967–1975
Sunday, May 24, 2020:
The 2011 documentary The Black Power Mixtape 1967–1975 showcases a treasure trove of film shot by Swedish journalists who came to the United States to record stories of urban unrest and revolution. Gaining access to many of the leaders of the Black Power Movement—Stokely Carmichael, Eldridge Cleaver, Angela Davis, and Bobby Seale among them—the filmmakers captured intimate moments and unguarded interviews.
The footage is brought to light in a mosaic of images, music, and narration by Questlove and Om’Mas Keith, and commentary from prominent African American artists and activists who were influenced by the struggle, including Erykah Badu, Harry Belafonte, Talib Kweli, and Melvin Van Peebles.