#BlackPowerMixtape – inspired, powerful, timely

Bam! Black Power Mixtape 1967 – 1975: what more can i say but inspiration when its needed most. I’m still reeling from watching this incredible film last night at the Cornerhouse, Manchester, thanks to a timely twitter nudge from @KazGabay.

The film gives an incredibly intimate insight and reflection into the development of the Black Power Movement. The logline says it all:

“The Black Power Mixtape examines the evolution of the Black Power Movement in the black community and Diaspora from 1967 to 1975. The film 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.”

Quite apart from just loving, loving the powerful and invaluable use of archives to bring a history to life, I was left wondering, pondering just what happens when inspiration meets global recession meets global protests meets creativity

Black Power Mixtape is showing at 18.00 at the Cornerhouse until Thursday 24th November 2011 as part of Playitagain (bringing films back to the big screen for those who missed it first time around… thank you Cornerhouseeeee!!!!!!)

Also Looking forward to: Junkhearts @cornerhouse on Tuesday 22nd November 2011 where director, Tinge Krishnan will be doing a Q&A.


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