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Rights! Camera! Action! The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (2011)

This riveting documentary features found footage shot by a group of Swedish journalists (discovered some 30 years later in the cellar of Swedish Television) overlaid with commentaries and interviews from leading contemporary African-American artists, activists, musicians and scholars. Divided into 9 sections based chronologically on each successive year between 1967 and 1975, the film focuses on several topics and subjects relevant to the Black Power Movement including Opposition to United States involvement in the Vietnam War, the Black Panther Party, COINTELPRO, and the War on Drugs. The film documents these events with footage of individuals who were highly important to the movement including but not limited to Angela Davis, Stokely Carmichael, and Huey P. Newton. David Fear of Time Out New York referred to the film as “a time capsule of a turbulent era, [an] essential viewing for anyone concerned with our nation’s history—and its present.”

A discussion will follow the film. 

 

 

This film screening is a part of the 2016-2017 Rights! Camera! Action! Film Series co-sponsored by the Duke Human Rights Center@FHI, Duke University Libraries, and the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image.

Details

Date:
March 2, 2017
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Venue

Smith Warehouse, Bay 4, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall (C105)
114 S. Buchanan Blvd.
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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Phone:
919 668 1911