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The Black Power Mixtape 1967–1975 (2011) This archival scrapbook of the black power movement was assembled from footage shot by Swedish journalists in the '60s and '70s. The movie gets beyond… 2011-09-09 PT100M Documentary Sundance Selects
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The Black Power Mixtape 1967–1975 (2011)

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Harry Belafonte, Martin Luther King Jr., ... | DOCUMENTING A MOVEMENT Martin Luther King and Harry Belafonte in The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
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DOCUMENTING A MOVEMENT Martin Luther King and Harry Belafonte in The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Limited Release: Sep 09, 2011; Length: 100 Minutes; Genre: Documentary; Distributor: Sundance Selects

This archival scrapbook of the black power movement was assembled from footage shot by Swedish journalists in the '60s and '70s. The movie gets beyond the familiar fetishistic trappings — the Black Panthers posing with their guns and Che-knockoff Marxist berets, etc. — to reveal the humanistic yearnings of the key players. The Black Power Mixtape 1967–1975 is a tangy raw stew of history, even if it never begins to confront the contradictions that bedeviled black militancy. B+

Originally posted Aug 31, 2011 Published in issue #1171-1172 Sep 09, 2011 Order article reprints