Wattstax

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Wattstax

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Wattstax

Release Date: February 04, 1973

Year    :   1973
Slogan    :   «100,000 brothers and sisters turning onto being black... and telling it like it is!»
Genres    :   Music, Documentary
Production Companies    :   Wolper Productions, Stax Records
Director    :   Mel Stuart
Producers    :   Mel Stuart, David L. Wolper, Larry Shaw, Al Bell
Writers    :   
RunTime    :   98 mins.

Wattstax is the 1973 documentary film about the Afro-American Woodstock concert held in Los Angeles seven years after the Watts riots. Director Mel Stuart mixes footage from the concert with footage of the living conditions in the current day Watts neighborhood. The film won the Golden Globe for Best Documentary Film.




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