New doc alert - The Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975

The title of a new documentary recently shown at Sundance caught my eye this morning in one of my RSS feeds. The Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 is a new documentary by Swedish director Goran Olson that covers the movement from its beginnings to its seeming demise in the grasp of the drug plague that followed in the 70's. Due to a surprisingly deep stash of vintage, previously unseen, footage found in Sweden (see the trailers below), it looks like this will be something worth seeing despite some lukewarm reviews.

Includes appearances by Stokely Carmichael, Eldridge Cleaver, Bobby Seale, Angela Davis, Huey P. Newton, Louis Farrakhan, Erykah Badu, John Forte, Davis, Abiodun Oyewole, Seale, Melvin Van Peebles, Kathleen Cleaver, Harry Belafonte, Talib Kweli, Robin Kelley.

For a slightly longer trailer, click here. For more on the making of the film, watch executive producer Danny Glover and director Goran Olson discuss their film here.