KEY COMPONENTS OF SUCCESSFUL SOCIAL MOVEMENTS

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"For me, the most important lesson
[of the Freedom Movement] is that by respecting the fact that fellow activists could passionately disagree over strategy and tactics—yet remain allies—they strengthened SNCC and the Movement as a whole."
From Bruce Hartford's article in the current issue of Urban Habitat.
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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Documentary: Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

Black Power Mixtape is a new documentary from Swedish director using Swedish archival film with contemporary soundtrack.


This Sundance Film Festival award-winning documentary will be released by IFC Films on   

September 23rd in Berkeley at the  Landmark Shattuck and San Francisco Landmark Lumiere

    The film examines the evolution of the Black Power Movement in the black community and Diaspora from 1967 to 1975. It 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. Angela Davis, Stokely Carmichael and Bobby Seale are among those interviews that are new.


    Reviews of Black Power Mixtape

    Other recommended movies (from the SFFS film library) if you are interested in pursuing this topic:
    DOCUMENTARIES
    Orangeburg Massacre (very, very good!)
    Fists of Freedom
    Black Panthers (Off the Pig, org.) (15 min., 1969)
    All Power to the People (115 min, 1995)
    Lords of the Revolution
    The FBI’s War on Black America (50 min, 1989)
    No Vietnamese Ever Called Me Nigger
    Bastards of the Party


    FEATURE FILMS:
    A Huey P. Newton Story (86 min, 2001)
    Panther
    Talk to Me
    The Hurricane

    SIXTIES AND SEVENTIES DOCUMENTARIES
    San Francisco State: On Strike (20 min., 1969)
    The War at Home (100 min, 1979)
    The Sixties – The Years That Shaped a Generation (115 min, 2005)
    The Times of Harvey Milk

    SIXTIES AND SEVENTIES FEATURE FILMS
    Viva La Causa

    Walkout (115 min, 2006)
    The Spook Who Sat by the Door (102 min, 2004)
    Milk

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