Pittsburgh Film Showing: Black Power Mixtape

January 24, 2016 at 6pm - 9pm

Join ANSWER Coalition for a film night and discussion around the film "Black Power Mixtape" 

A short description of the film: 

"THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967-1975 mobilizes a treasure trove of 16mm material shot by Swedish journalists who came to the US drawn by stories of urban unrest and revolution. Gaining access to many of the leaders of the Black Power Movement—Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale, Angela Davis and Eldridge Cleaver among them—the filmmakers captured them in intimate moments and remarkably unguarded interviews. Thirty years later, this lush collection was found languishing in the basement of Swedish Television. Director Göran Olsson and co-producer Danny Glover bring this footage to light in a mosaic of images, music and narration chronicling the evolution one of our nation’s most indelible turning points, the Black Power movement. Music by Questlove and Om’Mas Keith, and commentary from prominent African- American artists and activists who were influenced by the struggle — including Erykah Badu, Harry Belafonte, Talib Kweli, and Melvin Van Peebles — give the historical footage a fresh, contemporary resonance and makes the film an exhilarating, unprecedented account of an American revolution."

With current events surrounding the armed militia in Oregon's peaceful treatment versus the governments handling of the Black Panther party, utilizing subversion, violence, and coersion, Black Power mixtape represents a powerful reminder of how the captialist, rascist system handles a movement that truly threatens to unset those who benefit from its violent nature. 

Guests are welcome to bring snacks and/or a dish to share (but aren't required!). Everyone of every experience and situation is welcome to attend this event.
After the film join in on a leisurely night of socializing and a discussion of the film

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***ANSWER stands for Act Now to Stop War and End Racism. 
ANSWER is a national organization founded in 2001, dedicated to the fight against imperialism and racism at home and internationally. http://www.answercoalition.org/

39 RSVPS
Debra Riggi Ilana Diamant Solana R Mann Dane Hager Laura Elizabeth Sherri Randolph Marlene Salomon Carl Berlin Lamine Tall Walter Smolarek Annie Regan Lianne Sherman Sara Ferah Hotep TheArtist Aaron Fraser Autonomía Stu-net Ruth morales Kirk Jalbert Jennifer Menhorn Justin Veney Tonya Payne Di-ay Battad Andreja Denise Wilson Stephen Bucklin Mcfadden Joseph Esmirna Matos Jessie Farine Tayfun Gol Stephie Jane Rexroth Cody Webb Bob Glidden Lawson David Tiffany Johnson Forrest Vinson Shane Taylor Michael David Schang

Who's RSVPing

Debra Riggi
Ilana Diamant
Solana R Mann
Dane Hager
Laura Elizabeth
Sherri Randolph
Marlene Salomon
Carl Berlin
Lamine Tall
Walter Smolarek
Annie Regan
Lianne Sherman
Sara Ferah
Hotep TheArtist
Aaron Fraser
Autonomía Stu-net
Ruth morales
Kirk Jalbert
Jennifer Menhorn
Justin Veney
Tonya Payne
Di-ay Battad
Andreja Denise Wilson
Stephen Bucklin
Mcfadden Joseph
Esmirna Matos
Jessie Farine
Tayfun Gol
Stephie Jane Rexroth
Cody Webb

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