“The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975” directed by Göran Olsson had to be one of the best documentaries I’ve seen this year. I was deeply engaged and was glued to every single frame and sound bite.
This film is a compilation of never before released footage recorded by Swedish filmmakers. The idea was to reintroduce these images and sounds with added commentary from Erykah Badu, Talib Kweli, Quest Love, and many more, including Angela Davis herself. Angela Davis is so beautiful.
The perspective of how America was seen during the height of the Civil Rights era from the eyes of Swedish media is an experience in itself. I have a deeper appreciation for the movement as a whole, as well as greater compassion for anyone striving for unity and equal rights around the world.
This film is packed with old film and sound bites from Stokley Carmichael, Bobby Seale, Huey Newton, Angela Davis, and a lot of other notable figures who these Swedish filmmakers had yet to release until now. I recommend this film for everyone.