The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
Film Still Highlights from The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 Curated by Yona Backer and the film’s director Göran Hugo Olsson.
September 8—October 15, 2011
Opening reception September 7 at 6 pm.
The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 film’s theatrical release in New York premieres September 9th at select theaters.
Drawn by stories of urban unrest and revolution, an intrepid team of Swedish reporters came to the US in the late 1960s. Gaining access to many of the leaders of the Black Power Movement and Black Panther Party, they captured candid, intimate moments in rare footage and interviews stretching over the course of nearly a decade. Thirty years later, their cache of pristine 16mm film was found undisturbed in the basement of Swedish Television and transformed into a 2011 Sundance award winning feature documentary: Swedish filmmaker Göran Hugo Olsson’s The BlackPower Mixtape 1967-1975, produced by Story AB (Stockholm) and co-produced by Louverture Films (NY) and Swedish Television.
An exhibition of the same name, The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 – featuring medium and large-format, color and black-and-white photographic film stills, never-before-seen original documentary footage not included in the film, and ephemera.
Featured in The Black Power Mixtape exhibition are photographs of Angela Davis, the legendary Black Power icon, activist and intellectual who was (in)famously targeted by COINTELPRO, arrested, tried and acquitted for aggravated kidnapping and first degree murder; Stokely Carmichael, the charismatic honorary Prime Minister of the
Black Panther Party and Chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC); Bobby Seale, co-founder of the Black Panther Party; candid documentary images of gatherings led by the Black Panthers; and striking images capturing Black
America in the ‘60s and ‘70s. The stoic image of a young Angela Davis will be on view, taken during an interview in prison after a long search by the FBI that would make her the third woman to appear on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List. The color photograph is set close up with Davis’s gaze cast downward, her skin sallow and face gaunt from a self-imposed hunger strike, offset by the industrial greenish-blue of the prison walls. A black-and-white close-up of Stokely Carmichael speaking into a pair of microphones, looking wide-eyed into his audience, will be featured, as well as
an image of a group of young boys eating a pancake breakfast provided to the community by the Black Panther Party.
Special thanks to the Consulate General of Sweden in New York, Sundance Selects and Louverture Films.
$1,100: 40 × 50 inches
$750.00: 24 × 30 inches
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