KIXE PBS presents: Mr SOUL!
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Welcome to the KIXE PBS premiere of
Independent Lens' Mr. SOUL!, part of our IL PopUp film and discussion series.
By Melissa Haizlip
Before Oprah, before Arsenio, there was Ellis Haizlip—Mr. SOUL!. From 1968 to 1973, Haizlip produced and hosted the public television variety show SOUL!, offering an unfiltered, uncompromising celebration of Black literature, poetry, music, and politics. Mr. SOUL! captures a critical moment in culture whose impact continues to resonate today.
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Filmmaker Melissa Hazlip introduces Mr. SOUL!
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In 1968, producer Ellis Haizlip developed a new show aimed at Black audiences, one that used the familiar variety-show format to display and celebrate the breadth of Black culture. For five years, the public television series SOUL! highlighted Black literature, music, and politics, and often paired guests in unexpected juxtapositions that gave them an opportunity to shine in unique ways.
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- Julie Driver
KIXE PBS Corporate and Community Engagement
- Jesse Dizard
An anthropology professor at California State University, Chico, Jesse has been a part of numerous anthropological films at the Advanced Laboratory for Visual Anthropology. He has directed four films and produced one. His film documenting the issues of water in California earned him a regional Emmy nomination for the San Francisco chapter. He is also the Chair of the Anthropology Department and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley
- Myriam Kalmogho
Myriam is a Shasta County resident. She is a first generation immigrant from Burkina Faso and a mother of two girls. Myriam has over 15 years of experience in cultural reciprocity, community organizing, sustainability, activism, and social change. She is passionate about equity and inclusion and is specializing in innovation and systemic change. She is a Student Services Specialist at Shasta College and is also the founder of Reciproka an organization that works in culture, education and the environment.
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