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Why this film?
With the United States more and more divided, and the #metoo movement in the daily news, Girl Talk offers a timely story of young students navigating bias and bigotry. In high school debate, there are more male than female debaters, and a disproportionate amount of male debaters who get into the final rounds and win tournaments; debate is an activity in which girls confront one of their first, major glass ceilings. Girl Talk, about the nationally ranked Massachusetts Newton South Public High School Public Forum Debate Team, explores both blatant and nuanced cultural and behavioral factors that contribute to these statistics. As the girls of Newton South’s co-ed team tenaciously fight against the odds, they inspire us to not only question their reality, but also create a better, more just future for the next generation.
With your contribution we could maintain our goal of further production, a complete fine cut by fall of 2018 and to launch the film in 2019. Through our fiscal sponsor Documentary Educational Resources, we have 501c3 status and all donations are tax-deductible.