POCTALK KINGSTON Film Screening of The Black Power Mixtape

13 Jun

Image is a poster for event 'POCTALK KINGSTON Film Screening of The Black Power Mixtape'. Detailed description below.

[Image is a poster for the event. On the right side of the poster there is a picture of a Black person’s head and shoulders. They are facing the camera but looking away. There is text in white above the person that says ‘Screening Invite’. On the left side of the poster there is text in tan and white that reads ‘Black Power Mix Tape 1967-1975 Originally lost in an achieve in Swedan for 30 years until its recent discovery, Danny Glover presents The Black Power Mixtape, a compilation feature documentary form that illustrates the story of African-Amercian community between the years go 1967-1975. Told with sparkling and beautiful footage as well as music by the The Roots and Michael Jackson and singing by Erykah Badu this is an amazing chart of the civil rights movement. In Cinemas 21st October’]

POCTALK hosts a film screening of The Black Power Mixtape!

WHAT: The Black Power Mixtape is a 2011 documentary film, directed by Göran Olsson, that examines the evolution of the Black Power Movement in American society from 1967 to 1975. It features the 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. The footage includes appearances by Stokely Carmichael, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Eldridge Cleaver, Bobby Seale, Huey P. Newton, Emile de Antonio, Angela Davis and commentaries by Erykah Badu, Talib Kweli, Harry Belafonte, Kathleen Cleaver, Angela Davis, Robin Kelley and Abiodun Oyewole, amongst others.

Come out, snack on free popcorn and beverages, and watch an incredible film!

 POCTALK was born in the conversations, solidarity, struggle, and fed up feels of a few local people of colour. POCTALK aims to give a space to self-identified people of colour, mixed race, and/or Indigenous people to share their poetry, stories, jokes, songs, histories, resistance, and lives. POCTALK seeks to create community for us, challenge the communities that are unsafe for us, and foster room for our narratives to be brought together.

WHEN/WHERE: Tuesday June 17th 8pm at the Artel (205 Sydenham Street)

 

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