The Black Power Mixtape is a beautiful, heart-wrenching documentary that showcases footage from 1967 – 1975 – the tumultuous time in the struggle in America. The story weaves through some of the key players in the Black Power Movement, the activists and the story behind why they wanted a free and fair America.
The doccie has moving commentary from people including Talib Kweli, Erykah Badu, Angela Davis, Harry Belafonte, Questlove and more. It’s a must see film of this footage that was found in a Swedish Television station cellar after 30 years, unseen. Appearances include: Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture), Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Eldridge Cleaver, Bobby Seale, Huey P. Newton, Emile de Antonio, Angela Davis
I attended the première at The Bioscope on Friday night. The producers and Director were in attendance and took part in a question and answer after the screening.
The documentary will be showing at The Bioscope for another week or so – YOU MUST SEE IT.
No matter how many versions of the story exist, we need to continue telling our stories. No matter how painful, no matter how long ago, no matter who thinks they are relevant or not, no matter what, we need to tell our stories.