The Black Power Mixtape, directed by Göran Hugo Olsson, will screen Tuesday at the Cannes International Film Festival. The documentary will air next season on Independent Lens.
The documentary examines the evolution of the Black Power Movement in the black community and diaspora from 1967 to 1975. The film combines music, startling 16mm footage (lying undiscovered in the cellar of Swedish Television for 30 years), and contemporary audio interviews from leading African American artists, activists, musicians, and scholars.
Watch a trailer after the jump >>