Magazine article Screen International

'Mr. Soul!' Wins Best Feature Audience Award at AFI DOCS

Magazine article Screen International

'Mr. Soul!' Wins Best Feature Audience Award at AFI DOCS

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Sixteenth edition showcased 92 films from 22 countries.

Mr Soul!

Melissa Haizlip and Sam Pollard’s Mr. Soul! has won the AFI DOCS audience award for best feature and Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee’s Earthrise claimed the best short prize.

Mr. Soul! (pictured) offers an in-depth look at the late 1960s WNET public television series Soul! and its producer Ellis Haizlip. The series was among the first to provide expanded images of African-Americans on television, shifting the gaze from inner-city poverty and violence to the vibrancy of the Black Arts Movement. …

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