"This powerful book linked to the poignant film is a grand contribution to our understanding of contemporary America."
Published on the heels of the theatrical and broadcast release of the Black Power Mixtape documentary, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011, where it won the World Documentary Editing Award. It has also screened at Berlinale, Berlin International Film Festival, Miami International Film Festival, True/False Film Fest, Instanbul International Independent Film Festival, Ambulante, San Francisco Film Festival. It will have a theatrical run in September in NYC and will air on both the Sundance and IFC channels.
-Many potential contributors to the book, a number of whom are leading hip-hop recording artists, have enormous followings. Potential contributors who appeared in the film still living include Angela Davis, Erykah Badu, Harry Belafonte, Kathleen Cleaver, John Forté, Robin Kelley, Talib Kweli, Abiodun Oyewole, Melvin Van Peebles, Sonia Sanchez, Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson of The Roots.
-Published to coincide with a widely-publicized photo exhibit at Third Streaming gallery in New York, consisting of both printed stills from the actual film and video
-The book will feature 50-100 never previously published color photographs
-The Swedish angle is tremendously unique as the interviews are far less biased than American counterparts
- Well-known figures are seen here as never before: Stokely Carmichel with his mother, Angela Davis in prison,