Wednesday, September 14, 2011

danny glover in paris to talk new movie: black power mixtape

Danny Glover was in Paris today to promote his new much anticipated film, Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975.

Presented at Sundance, and winner of Best Editing at the 2011 festival, activist Danny Glover is the producer of the documentary. The film explores the evolution of the Black Power Movement through rare unused footage that was discovered 30 years later in the cellar of a Swedish Television station.

As an actor, producer and humanitarian, Danny has been a commanding presence on screen, stage and television for more than 30 years.

Footage includes leading African Americans such as Angela Davis, Stokely Carmichael, Eldridge Cleaver and Huey P. Newton with commentary from contemporary artists such as Erykah Badu, Talib Kweli and soundtrack by Questlove and the Roots. 

Danny Glover was also honored at the 6th annual French Arts Ceremony  in Paris' Theatre du Chatelet.

He walked away with the top spot at the 2011 Afro-Caribbean Arts Awards on Monday.

The actor was handed the Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his career accomplishments and activist work for minority rights at The awards show is to be broadcast on 18 September on French TV.

It's the actor's second French award this month - he also picked up a trophy in recognition of his contribution to American cinema at the Deauville American Film Festival on Sept 11.

I've had the pleasure of meeting Danny on several occasions (even attended his last birthday party). He's a great actor and a compassionate human being. He deserves all of these awards and more!

Listen as Danny discusses the movie



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