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The great debaters

A brilliant but politically radical debate team coach uses the power of words to transform his college students into a debating powerhouse.

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  • "Filme acerca de la educación y el racismo en los Estados Unidos de la primera mitad del siglo XX. Inspirada en una historia real, cuenta la iniciativa de Melvin B. Tolson (Denzel Washington), un brillante intelectual y profesor afroamericano del Wiley College de Texas, para llevar a sus estudiantes a un gran campeonato de debates. En 1935, el profesor Tolson motivó a sus estudiantes también afroamericanos a formar el primer grupo de debate que participó en los campeonatos nacionales que se celebraron en Harvard."
  • "A brilliant but politically radical debate team coach uses the power of words to transform his college students into a debating powerhouse."@en
  • "Chronicles the journey of Professor Melvin Tolson, a debate team coach who turns a group of underdog students from a small African-American college into a historically elite debate team. Inspired by a true story."@en
  • "Drawing inspiration from the true story of a temperamental debate coach who molded the students of a small East Texas college into a formidable team that gave even Harvard's elite squad a run for their money, Denzel Washington's The Great Debaters features the director himself as the ambitious educator, and Forest Whitaker as the resentful father of a student whose loyalties now lie almost exclusively with his coach. Melvin B. Tolson (Washington) is the kind of educator who truly recognizes the remarkable power of knowledge. An outspoken Wiley College professor who boldly challenged the discriminatory Jim Crow laws of the 1930s, Tolson's recognizes that his young debate students possess the spark of a new generation. Convinced that they could invoke great change if given the confidence and tools needed to do so, the tireless educator implores his students to take responsibility for the future while furtively attempting to protect them from his clandestine role as an organizer for the Southern Tenant Farmers Union. Chief among Tolson's promising young students is a 14-year-old prodigy named James Farmer, Jr. (Denzel Whitaker). Farmer's father, James Sr. (Forest Whitaker), is a renowned scholar and an important presence in the emerging student's life. Yet despite his formidable reputation, James Sr. has not yet learned how to truly harness the power of knowledge through action and assertion. James Jr. has seen the raving effects of racism all around him, and longs to live in a future where no one must be in fear simply because of the color of their skin. Other talented debaters on Tolson's team include fiercely independent student Henry Lowe (Nate Parker), and Samantha Brooke (Jurnee Smollett) the first ever female ever to join the Wiley College debate team. While most educators may not have recognized the remarkable potential of assembling such a disparate team, Tolson's unique vision truly set him apart from the pack as the team begins to experience a series of consecutive victories on their road to challenging Harvard at the National Championships."@en
  • "In 1935, a professor at Wiley College, inspired students to form the school's first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship."@en
  • ""Drama basado en la historia real de Melvin B. Tolson, un profesor culto de la Universidad de "Wiley College Texas". En 1935, él inspiró a los estudiantes de su grupo de debate. Siendo un excelente orador, Tolson estimuló a sus estudiantes a sostener argumentos lógicos, contraponerlos y defenderlos en debates. De esa manera, sus pupilos comenzaron a destacar y a competir con otras universidades, culminando con una invitación sin precedentes por parte de la prestigiosa Universidad de Harvard, rompiendo las barreras sociales existentes y logrando derrotarla en el Campeonato Nacional. El Gran Debate nos ofrece una cruda y reveladora mirada a una época de transición en la complicada sociedad estadounidense y rinde homenaje a un individuo que contribuyó a la superación de muchos afroamericanos."--Envase."@en
  • "Melvin B. Tolson is a professor at Wiley College in Texas. Wiley is a small African-American college. In 1935, Tolson inspired students to form the school's first debate team. Tolson turns a group of underdog students into a historically elite debate team which goes on to challenge Harvard in the national championship. Inspired by a true story."@en
  • "Melvin B. Tolson is a professor at Wiley College in Texas. Wiley is a small African-American college. In 1935, Tolson inspired students to form the school's first debate team. Tolson turns a group of underdog students into a historically elite debate team which goes on to challenge Harvard in the national championship. Inspired by a true story."
  • "1930s: Controversial and temperamental debate coach, Professor Melvin Tolson (Denzel Washington) is determined to challenge the status quo of the time, using unconventional and ferocious teaching methods to shape a debate team at Wiley College, a small African American university in Texas. Fighting against all odds and paving their way to success, the team reaches a pivotal moment when they are faced with one of their greatest challenges yet... going up against Harvard University's white, privileged and critically acclaimed national championship debate team. -- Publisher description."
  • "Die wahre Geschichte von Melvin B. Tolson (Denzel Washington), der in den 1930er Jahren den Debattierclub am Wiley College in Texas organisiert und dort seinen afroamerikanischen Studenten Redekunst beibringt. Seine vier besten Studenten - darunter eine Frau, Samantha Booke - starten in einem Wettbewerb, an dem die Studenten der Harvard University ebenfalls teilnehmen."
  • "Wiley College professor Melvin Tolson encourages his African American students to push aside the prejudices of 1930's Texas to become a winning debate team."

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