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‘GIRL TALK’ draws crowd to library

The League of Women Voters welcomed a crowd to the library for a documentary film called ‘GIRL TALK.’ COURTESY PHOTO/LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS

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The following was submitted by the Winchester League of Women Voters:

The documentary film “GIRL TALK” was presented at the Winchester Public Library by the League of Women Voters of Winchester on April 23.

This screening was made possible by a grant from the En Ka Society. There were over 30 community members in attendance, including students from Winchester High School, some of whom were also members of the Winchester Debate Club.

“GIRL TALK” was the work of filmmaker Lucia Small and was a part of the 2022 Boston Independent Film Festival. It follows five female high school students from the Newton South Debate Team over the course of four years.

At the time of the filming, Newton South had an unusually high number of girls participating in debate. “GIRL TALK” tracks many of the challenges that they encountered as young women evolving from novice public speakers to capable debaters and confident mentors.

At the conclusion of the film there was an active discussion with one of the former student featured in the film, Gil Alon. Alon is currently working in the computer science field.

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