To be black is to survive an avalanche indefinitely. But to be black is also to propel forward that experience unapologetically––black seeds will only grow when excellence is an attitude, not an afterthought. If you are a black man, woman, or child, you can, and it’s this prideful conviction that Melissa Haizlip’s documentary Mr. SOUL! embodied to the fullest during its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 22nd.