Summer of Soul


Summer Of Soul (...Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) is the untold story of the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, featuring never-before-seen performances from Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly & The Family Stone and scores of others. The unreleased footage that was shot that summer sat in a basement for over 50 years, keeping this incredible event in America’s history lost - until now. Summer Of Soul is a joyous musical celebration and the rediscovery of a nearly erased historical event that celebrated Black culture, pride and unity.

Summer of Soul Sundance Award
Summer of Soul Sundance Award


  • Director: Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson
  • Producers: Joseph Patel, Robert Fyvolent, David Dinerstein
  • Editor: Joshua L. Pearson
  • Executive Producers: Jen Isaacson, Jon Kamen, Dave Sirulnick, Jody Allen, Ruth Johnston, Rocky Collins, Jannat Gargi, Beth Hubbard, Davis Guggenheim, Laurene Powell Jobs, Jeffrey Lurie, Marie Therese, Guirgis, David Barse, Ron Eisenberg, Sheila Johnson, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson
  • Co-Executive Producers: Jonathan Silberberg, Nicole Stott, Cora Atkinson
  • Co-Producer:Inuka Bacote-Capiga, Greg Thomson
  • Director of Photography: Shawn Peters
  • Music Supervisor: Randall Poster

How To Watch

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