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Girl Talk

Produced by Dia Sokol Savage
One Champion Debate Team, Four Defining Years, Five Determined Girls.
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Overview

Genre
Social Issues and Contemporary Issues
Synopsis

Set in the cutthroat, male-dominated world of high school debate, where tomorrow’s leaders are groomed, GIRL TALK tells the compelling and timely story of five girls on a top-ranked Massachusetts high school debate team as they strive to become the best debaters in the United States. 

The Newton South Debate Team is one of the largest in the country, with a diverse roster of debaters; nearly half are girls and many are first generation Americans. Unlike most of their elite competitors, Newton South is only allotted a part-time volunteer parent coach, and the team must rely on one another to master the art of debate. 

Shot over four years, GIRL TALK offers a front row seat to leadership in the making, as each year varsity members step up to become captains and bear the responsibility of training and inspiring the novices. The girls set out to find their particular voices — perfecting their speaking and research skills, while grappling with confidence issues, and learning to weather t

Stage
finished
Running time
92 minutes

Credits

  • Lucia Small ... Director/Producer
  • Dia Sokol Savage ... Producer
  • Jennifer Pearce ... Producer
  • Rachel Clark ... Editor
  • Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum ... Composer
  • Anne Phillips ... Impact Producer
  • Stephanie Sunata ... Outreach Producer

Production Details

Prod. Co.
small angst films
Country
United States
Years of Production
2015-2019
Locations
Massachusetts

Distribution Details

Release year
2022
Festivals
Boston Independent FF, Provincetown FF, Woods Hole FF, Port Townsend FF, Heartland International FF, La Femme International FF, Martha's VIneyard Womein in Film Festival, Doctober, Boston International Kids FF
Awards
Boston Independent FIlm Festival – Audience Choice Award
Distribution
GBH, PBS World, PBS-D
Broadcast (Acq.)
GBH, PBS World
Language
English

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