Recorded October 30, 2011, 5pm. Dr. Angela Davis addresses the satellite Occupy Wall Street general assembly--Occupy Washington Square Park NYC--encouraging the movement to stay united by quoting Audre Lorde, "Differences must not be merely tolerated, but seen as a fund of necessary polarities between which our creativity can spark like a dialectic"
THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE (1967-1975)
mobilizes a treasure trove of 16mm material shot by Swedish filmmakers,
after languishing in a basement of a TV station for 30 years,
into an irresistible mosaic of images, music, and narration chronicling
the evolution one of our nation's most indelible turning points, the Black Power movement.
Featuring candid interviews with the movement's most explosive revolutionary minds,
including Angela Davis, Bobby Seale, Stokely Carmichael, and Kathleen Cleaver,
the film explores the community, people and radical ideas of the movement.
Music by Questlove and Om'Mas Keith, and commentary from and modern voices
including Erykah Badu, Harry Belafonte, Talib Kweli,
and Melvin Van Peebles give the historical footage a fresh sound and make
THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967-75 an exhilarating, unprecedented account of an American revolution.