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On the heels of the Civil Rights Movement, one fearless black pioneer reconceived a Harlem Renaissance for a new era, which ushered giants and rising stars of black American culture onto the national television stage. He was hip to the body. He was aware of what was happening. He was gay, innovative, political, and innovative. The man ensured that the Revolution would be televised in his fight for social equality. The man's name was Ellis Haizlip. The Revolution was more than just a movement of people.
Mr. Soul! (stylized as Mr. SOUL!) is a 2018 American documentary film produced, written and directed by documentary filmmaker Melissa Haizlip. The film was co-produced by Doug Blush and co-directed by Sam Pollard. The film tells the story of Ellis Haizlip, the producer and host of SOUL!, the music-and-talk program that aired on public television from 1968 to 1973 and aimed at a Black audience. It was released in 2018 and has since received 19 filmmaking awards. In March 2021, it was announced by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences that “Show Me Your Soul” was on the 93d Oscars shortlist for Best Original Song.
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