Sundance Selects Acquires North American Rights to ‘Black Power Mixtape’

The documentary features footage of Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale, Huey P. Newton, Angela Davis, Eldridge Cleaver and others

Last Updated: February 14, 2011 @ 5:39 PM

Sundance Selects is acquiring North American rights to "The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975," a documentary by Swedish director Göran Hugo Olsson, the company announced Monday.

Sundance Selects made the announcement at the Berlin Film Festival.

"The Black Power Mixtape" had its world premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and screened this week in the Panorama section at the Berlin Film Festival.

The film was produced by produced by Annika Rogell of Story AB and co-produced Joslyn Barnes and Danny Glover of Louverture Films, and Sveriges Television.

According to Sundance Select, the mobie "mobilizes a treasure trove of 16mm material, which languished in a basement for 30 years, into an irresistible mosaic of images, music, and narration to chronicle the movement’s evolution. Mesmerizing footage of Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale, Huey P. Newton, Angela Davis, and Eldridge Cleaver, as well as Black Panther activities, are peppered with B-roll footage of black America."

Arianna Bocco, Senior Vice President of Acquisitions & Productions for Sundance Selects/IFC Films, negotiated the deal with Debra Fisher at Cinetic Media on behalf of the filmmakers.