Film Showing The Great Debaters (2007, 126 mins PG)

Wednesday 28th October 2015

Poet and professor Melvin B.Tolson (Denzel Washington) teaches at the predominantly black Wiley College in 1935 Texas. He decides to start a debate team, something nearly unheard of at a black college. While at first he butts heads with the influential father (Forest Whitaker) of one of his best debaters, eventually he is able to form a team of strong-minded, intelligent young students, and they become the first black debate team to challenge Harvard’s prestigious debate champions. Ages 14 years plus.

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