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In this segment from the television show “Detroit Tubeworks,” director Melvin Van Peebles promotes his film SWEET SWEETBACK’S BAADASSSSS SONG on the occasion of its Detroit opening weekend, in 1971.
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In this 2021 conversation, film scholars Gerald R. Butters Jr., Amy Abugo Ongiri, and Novotny Lawrence discuss the film SWEET SWEETBACK’S BAADASSSSS SONG and its impact on Black film.
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.
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.