From 1967 to 1975, fueled by curiosity and naïveté, Swedish journalists traversed the ocean to film the black power movement in America. The Black Power Mixtape 1967–1975 mobilizes a mosaic of images, music, and narration to chronicle the movement’s evolution.
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Marvelous rediscovered footage taken by Swedish film crews in the United States. A combination of revealing looks at our history from an outsiders' point of view mixed with modern commentary and reflections on the time. A wonderful way to look back and get a feel for the times.
Watching this was akin to how I felt reading 'Feminism is for Everybody"; digesting information compacted to a length that anyone could adhere to. Seeing this film and knowing the impression of America from the eyes of persons very far outside of Americanization is a very important learning experience.
Perhaps the filmmakers pad the running time via endless, uninsightful voiceovers because there's not enough footage from the sixties. Angela Davis and Stokely Carmichael rivet, but there's so much musing backwards by famous folks of today that the past seems very, very, very distant.