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Executive producer Al Bell and filmmaker Mel Stuart talk about the making of Wattstax, which is sometimes called the "Black Woodstock."


In August 1972, seven years after the Watts riots, the legendary Stax recording label staged a benefit concert in Los Angeles for 90,000 people. As time went by, it became known as the Black Woodstock.

  • Updated on April 23, 2014

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Wattstax (120 min.)

Premiere Date: September 7, 2004

Encore Broadcast Date: Aug. 9, 2005

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Filmmaker: Mel Stuart Bio | Interview

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