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Wattstax – The “Black WoodStock”

The Rockstar Anthropologist

The documentary, “Wattstax documents the “Black Woodstock” Concert Held 7 Years After the Watts Riots (1973)”

The film, directed by Mel Stuart of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) fame, “was considered too racy, political, and black to receive wide theatrical release or television broadcast”, although it did receive a Golden Globe nomination. 

Open Culture has made the film available for viewing. 

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