'Great Debaters': Simply Eloquent

'Great Debaters': Simply Eloquent

There are 1 comment on the The Washington Post story from Dec 25, 2007, titled 'Great Debaters': Simply Eloquent. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

One thing is clear from the beginning of "The Great Debaters." Denzel Washington, who directed as well as stars in the film, knew that for it to inspire, motivate, educate, shame and grip, first of all it had ...

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jmuck66

New York, NY

#1 Dec 26, 2007
I thoroughly enjoyed the movie and was immersed in the unspeakable truths and realizations. It was definitely inspiring, not just momentary inspiration, but inspiration that comes from deep within one's soul. I am more convinced of the power of knowledge and the importance for all mankind to avail themselves of it. Education is key to our success. We must educate ourselves about our own history, and those that paved the way for us. I realize that this movie sensationalized some of the characters lives, yet it served its purpose which I believe was to motivate people to action, to unlock what Denzel (Prof. Mel Tolson in movie) describes as "the chains on our minds" so that we can recognize our potential and then do something with it. I applaud the director, producers, actors and most importantly the individuals that inspired the movie.

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