Dir. Göran Olsson • 2011 • Sweden • Documentary • 100 mins • Cert 12A
As part of the UK-wide September Scalarama celebration of cinema and Uprising: Spirit of ‘68, Screen25 brings you The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975.
An intimate insight into iconic figures of the Civil Rights Movement, this documentary of found footage shot by Swedish journalists is a remarkable archive of interviews with revolutionaries such as Black Panther founders Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton, and activist and author Angela Davis.
Including commentary from contemporary public figures such as Questlove and Erykah Badu, The Black Power Mixtape is essential and provoking viewing for those looking for a fresh, never before seen snapshot of the period.
For those excited by this summer’s Spike Lee biographical crime thriller, BlacKkKlansman, this is a wonderfully contextualising look at the era, and will certainly be a fantastic precursor to the film.
We are delighted to welcome photographer Neil Kenlock to talk about his current exhibition at the Black Cultural Archives, Expectations, which gives a unique insight to the lives of first generation African and Caribbean leaders who settled in UK and influenced the community in and around Lambeth.
Neil Kenlock is a Jamaican-born photographer based in South London, who documented the rise of the UK Black Power Movement in the late 60s and 70s, as well as a number of demonstrations and anti-racism protests across the UK. Expectations: The Neil Kenlock Archive runs until 28 September at the Black Cultural Archives in Brixton. Admission is free. More information: https://blackculturalarchives.org/exhibitionsandevents/