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Film Chronicles High-School Debate Teams

Debate coach Dave Wiltz (left) and debater Louis Blackwell (right) pose in front of NPR's studios in Los Angeles.
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Debate coach Dave Wiltz (left) and debater Louis Blackwell (right) pose in front of NPR's studios in Los Angeles.

Filmmaker Greg Whiteley's new documentary, Resolved, enters the fast-talking world of high-school debate teams. Whiteley and one of the debaters featured in the documentary, Louis Blackwell, discuss the film.

Blackwell and his coach challenge the rules of high school debate, saying that the institution is racist and elitist.

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