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This October 19, 1971, episode of the television show “Black Journal” features interviews with director Melvin Van Peebles and journalists Clayton Riley, Francis Ward, and A. Peter Bailey.
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Melvin Van Peebles recounts his memories of making his film SWEET SWEETBACK’S BAADASSSSS SONG as he strolls through Paris, in this interview from 2002.
This excerpted interview with director Melvin Van Peebles, conducted by his son filmmaker Mario Van Peebles, was recorded in 2004 for the Directors Guild of America’s Visual History Program.