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Réalisé par: Denzel Washington Avec: Denzel Washington, Nate Parker, Jurnee Smollett Année: 2007 Langue: Francais Origine du film : USA L'histoire vraie de Melvin B. Tolson, un professeur qui est une équipe de débat dans une petite école pour les Afro-Américains dans les années 30 réservés.
From two-time Academy Award winner Denzel Washington and an ensemble cast lead by Washington that includes Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker, comes THE GREAT DEBATERS. Inspired by a true story, THE GREAT DEBATERS chronicles the journey of Professor Melvin Tolson (Denzel Washington), a brilliant but volatile debate team coach who uses the power of words to shape a group of underdog students from a small African American college in the deep south into a historically elite debate team. A controversial figure, Professor Tolson challenged the social mores of the time and was under constant fire for his unconventional and ferocious teaching methods as well as his radical political views. In their pursuit for excellence, Tolson's debate team receives a groundbreaking invitation to debate ...
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On a project I've been working on at AMS Pictures, http://op.amspictures.com The Real Great Debaters of Wiley College tells the inspiring true story of the 1935 Wiley College debate team. Under the tutelage of their dynamic coach, Melvin B. Tolson, three young debaters from a small black college in the Jim Crow South managed, against all odds, to defeat the all-white reigning national championship team. Their stunning achievement shattered racial stereotypes and earned them the lasting respect of their peers... and the nation. Available for U.S. and international distribution 60 Minutes