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Freedom writers

Main Title: Freedom Writers [videorecording] / Paramount Pictures presents in association with MTV Films ; a Jersey Films/Double Feature Films production ; directed by Richard LaGravenese ; screenplay by Richard LaGravenese ; produced by Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher ; produced in association with Kernos Filmproduktionsgesellschaft mbh & Co

Published/Created: [Australia] : Kernos Filmproduktionsgesellschaft mbh & Co., c2007

Description: 1videodisc in 1 can (DVD) (ca. 118 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 i

Note: Based on the book "The Freedom Writers diary: how a teacher and 150 teens used writing to change themselves and the world around them" by the Freedom Writers and Erin Gruwell

Cast: Hilary Swank, Patrick Dempsey, Scott Glenn, Imelda Staunton, April Lee Hernandez, Mario, Kristin Herrera, Jacklyn Ngan, Sergio Montalvo, Jason Finn, Deance Wyatt, Vanetta Smith, Gabriel Chavarria, Hunter Parrish

Credits: Director of photography, Jim Denault ; editor, David Moritz ; music, Mark Isham, RZA ; costume designer, Cindy Evans ; production designer, Laurence Bennett.

Summary: A true story about a teacher in a racially divided school who gives her students what they've always needed, a voice. Erin Gruwell comes to a southern California high school bubbling over with naive optimism. She quickly discovers that her unruly classroom is not easily won over by her good intentions. After a few floundering attempts to connect with her students, Gruwell gives them the assignment of keeping journals about their own lives, This assignment is something that the class can bite into with relish. This eventually bonds them together and pushes racial rivalries aside. Draws heavily from the published journals of the real students themselves.

Subject: Gruwell, Erin -- Drama.
Subject: Education, Urban -- California -- Drama.
Subject: Teacher-student relationships -- California -- Drama.
Subject: Student publications -- California -- Drama.
Subject: High school students -- California -- Social conditions -- Drama.
Subject: Women -- Feature.
Subject: Urban schools -- California -- Drama.
Subject: Teacher-student relationship -- California -- Drama.
Subject: Diaries -- Authorship -- Drama.
Subject: High school students -- California -- Drama.
Subject: High school students -- Social conditions -- Drama.
Subject: High school students -- Attitudes -- Drama.
Subject: Teenagers -- United States -- Diaries.
Subject: Toleration -- United States.
Subject: Alternative education.

videorecording DVD
1 videodisc in 1 can (DVD) (ca. 118 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
©2007,  2007, Kernos Film produktiosgesellschaft & Company , [Australia]
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AV Material ID 1000013393
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