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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

A STUDY IN RELATIONSHIPS--THE GREAT DEBATERS


1935...Wiley College... Marshall, Texas
The Great Debaters focuses on a number of positive relationships:
A loving father (Forest Whittaker) and a dedicated teacher (Denzel Washington)








Two young people(Jurnee Smollett and Nate Parker) who are very much in love













Denzel Washington, Jurnee Smollett, Nate Parker, and Denzel Whitaker come together so well that, no matter what the obstacle, they become a winning team-- the great debaters







In a community where great joy and great pain are constantly being celebrated.



Any parent, teacher, friend, team members you would like to share with us...
Any person who stuck with you through bad times and good times...

6 comments:

EmeraldPrincessOnline said...

This is one of the most inspiring and uplifting true stories ever.

JosephMcG said...

I cried often during the film...
I identified a lot with Denzel Whitaker, the outsider, trying to work through a whole range of emotions in relationship to a female friend who was interested in another teenager...

Lorraine Hart said...

I've really wanted to see this film. Is it out on DVD yet?

EmeraldPrincessOnline said...

The DVD is available now. Circuit City has it for $19.99.

JosephMcG said...

Among the features on the dvd is a conversation with people who went to the college back in those tough days of the thirties, forties, and fifties...

Lorraine Hart said...

Joseph...just had to come back and tell you. We were finally able to rent the movie and watch.

It was powerful...a box of kleenex between my daughter and me...sad tears, angry tears, devastated tears, joyous tears, amazed tears, appreciative tears...oh, just every kind of emotion possible. THAT'S movie-making...and this movie should be shown in classrooms.