Sundance Selects acquired North American rights to Goran Hugo Olsson’s The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975, the documentary that premiered at 2011 Sundance Film Festival. The film also screened at the Berlin Festival this week. Film chonicles footage taken by Swedish journalists focusing on the Black Power and Black Panther movements in the US. The journos took footage of everyone from Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale, Huey P. Newton, Angela Davis to Eldridge Cleaver. The 16 mm footage sat in a basement for 30 years. The film’s produced by Story AB’s Annika Rogell, and co-produced by Joslyn Barnes and Danny Glover of Louverture Films and Sveriges Television. Arianna Bacco negotiated the deal for Sundance Selects/IFC with Cinetic Media.
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