Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)(2021)

Directors : Ahmir-Khalib Thompson

Synopsis:

During the same summer as Woodstock, over 300,000 people attended the Harlem Cultural Festival, celebrating African American music and culture, and promoting Black pride and unity. The footage from the festival sat in a basement, unseen for over 50 years, keeping this incredible event in America's history lost—until now.

Our View:

A multiple award winner at Sundance, this powerful doc shares a piece of history, with wonderful musical performances.

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