New Film Documents the Black Power Movement

Friday, September 09, 2011

In the late 1960s, Swedish TV crews came to America, drawn by stories of unrest and revolution. For nearly a decade they stayed and filmed interviews with leaders of the Black Power movement. Their footage was broadcast in Sweden, but up until now, most of the footage stayed there. A new movie, called "The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975" brings the footage to American audiences.

The film is directed by Goran Hugo Olsson, and features Kathleen Cleaver, the first female member of the Black Panther Party’s internal committee. Cleaver is currently a senior research associate at the Yale Law School.

Here's the trailer for "The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975":



Kathleen Cleaver and Goran Hugo Olsson

Produced by:

Kristen Meinzer

Comments [1]


John Hockenberry: "It even makes the Tea Party look tame..."


What sort of careless, unthinking comparison is that? I know already; it is the kind of careless, unthinking comparison that is commonplace on public radio.

Sep. 09 2011 08:58 AM

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