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UP FOR DEBATE

2019 - Present, documentary series in development

2019 IFP Film Week Spotlight on Docs
2018 DocNYC - Only in New York works-in-progress


Up For Debate - splash reel 9.11.19




N.Y.C. teens fully "woke" to broken politics model hope as they debate hot-button topics inside the largest urban debate league in the U.S - The New York City Urban Debate League (NYCUDL)







Industry Showcases

2019 IFP Film Week Spotlight on Docs
2018 DocNYC - Only in New York works-in-progress
Brookyln Tech Students

Yorkville East Students

Brooklyn Tech Students


P.S. 161 Students


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Ann Bennett, Consulting Producer

Bill Tunnicliffe, DP, Co-Director

Keiko Deguchi, Editor

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Modeling a brighter future for us all, "Up For Debate" goes behind the scenes of cash-strapped N.Y.C. Urban Debate League (NYCUDL) after-school programs to show teens reaping the rewards of debate training. From thoroughly researching their arguments and learning to flip from one diametrically opposed point of view to another, these talented teens gradually build the acumen to advance and compete. They argue with fire and passion, but they are always civil. They are always listening and they are always respectful because that is how they will win.

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