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on 18 February 2008
This is Denzel Washington at his best with the added bonus of him being the director. This is a true story about the debate team of Wiley College. Denzel Washington is the Professor who picks and leads the team every year. For the year in question he chooses Samantha, Henry and James Farmer Jr the latter of whom is only 14yrs old. He goes about training them to become an unstoppable force but life is not just about school and debates in the deep south. Black oppression, violence and lynching feature in all their lives and seep into their ties to each other and their families.
This is a movie about inner strength, belief and determination getting you to a better place and a better world. Utterly wonderful movie especially after finding out it is based on true characters who went on to achieve much.