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Team Qatar: Up for Debate

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Adrian Haddad

Synopsis

Team Qatar follows the journey of five Middle Eastern teens from the world’s richest country as they are initiated into the cutthroat subculture of competitive high-school debating.

Guided by the 22 year-old former president of the Oxford Union, they direct their immense curiosity and ambition towards mastering the arcane strategies of British parliamentary debate. They are determined to show they are not closed-minded extremists – and even more determined to win.

Quirky and endearing, entertaining and informative, the film offers an entertaining window onto the rapidly growing global culture of the Arab world and its relation to the West.

Details

Year
2010
Type of film
Features
Running Time
89 mins
Format
HDCAM
Director
Liz Mermin
Producer
Lawrence Elman
Editor
Jake Roberts
Director of Photography
Lynda Hall
Music
Nick Fyffe
Principal Cast
Qatari schools debating team and their coach Alex Just

Production Company

Drive Thru Pictures
21 Ganton Street, 4th Floor
London W1F 9BN
UK

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