28 October 2011

The Black Power Mixtape has been made from extremely rare footage of the US Black Power Movement (extremely rare as it has only recently been unearthed after spending 30 years in Swedish cinema vaults).

Collected by Swedish Television at a time where US TV were nervous to approach the subject the footage includes interviews from Black Power leaders such as Stokely Carmichael and Angela Davis in prison being tried for murder. This is the same Angela that inspired the songs, Angela by John Lennon and Yoko Ono and Sweet Black Angel by the Rolling Stones. 

In The Black Power Mixtape, Swedish director, Göran Hugo Olsson, has captured the revolution of the 1960’s Civil Rights Movement, retelling its music and message whilst overlaying the echoes that exist in the contemporary music of today. The film’s mixtape aesthetic won Ollson the World Cinema Documentary Editing Award at the Sundance Festival this year.

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You can see The Black Power Mixtape at FACT from today. Book tickets online, in person at the Box Office, or by calling 0871 902 5737. 

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