Two middle schools in West Harlem attempt to succeed in the privileged world of debate; one school, a returning champion, the other new to the art form.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Sushana Dubreil is a filmmaker, writer, and teaching artist. She has an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Film Studies from Hunter College. Her desire to become a better storyteller led her to Columbia Journalism School. “Everyone has a story that can be told. Most are simply waiting for someone to listen,” a motto she strongly believes in. She hopes to become that person.
Genesis Tuyuc (Maya Kaqchikel), born and raised in New York City, is a fiction writer, filmmaker and community organizer. Currently, she is studying Documentary Film at Columbia University’s Journalism School. From 2013 to 2015, she served as Executive Producer for documentary web-series, Urban Indians. Her freelance work also extends into various positions in filmmaking: production assistance, acting, still photography, and cinematography. Genesis is an alumnus of New York University, where she studied Linguistics and Creative Writing. She is one of the founders and organizers of the Native American and Indigenous Film Festival at NYU.