#42 Summer of Soul

March 28th, 2022

The 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival has been hailed as the ‘Black Woodstock’. Multi-instrumentalists like Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, BB King, Sly and the Family Stone all performed here, yet after the festival ended the footage was locked away for 50 years. Nobody wanted to publish it. This documentary is a cultural archive and poses the question: Who writes history and what purpose does it serve?