From the organizer:
CAMA ATK and The Onion Cellar present a free screening of the documentary Black Power Mixtape.
At the end of the Sixties and into the early Seventies, European interest in the US Civil Rights Movement and the US anti-war movement peaked. With a combination of commitment and naiveté, Swedish filmmakers travelled across the Atlantic to explore the Black Power Movement, which was being alternately ignored or portrayed in theUSmedia as a violent, nascent terrorist movement.
In Black Power Mixtape, filmmaker Göran Olsson brings this newly discovered footage to light and introduces it to a new generation across the world in a penetrating examination of the Black Power Movement from 1967-75, and its worldwide resonance.
Utilizing an innovative format that riffs on the popular 70s ‘mixtape’, the Black Power Mixtape film is a cinematic and musical journey into the ghettos of America that features some of the country’s most innovative recording artists.
At its heart, The Black Power Mixtape is a story about empowerment. It’s a moving and inspirational vehicle that takes the audience on a journey through the specific time period of 1967-1975 and the pressing issues of concern then (the Vietnam war, failing public schools, drug addiction, record levels of incarceration, extreme poverty, lack of government accountability and the pervasiveness of structural racism), while at the same time organically provoking deep questions about where Americans find themselves and the country today.
As the Movement went far beyond the purely political, the film also takes us on a cinematic journey into the styles, culture, fashion and more deeply – questions.
Opening and closing the proceedings at ATK will be DJ No Crusts spinning some of the choicest cuts from’68 – ‘75”, including the likes of Al Green, Aretha Franklin, Captain Beefheart, Frank Zappa, Gill Scott Heron, Jimi Hendrix, Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding and Ray Charles.
Language: English with no subtitles
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