Freedom Writers
(Video)

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Published
Hollywood, Calif Paramount Home Entertainment, 2007.
Format
Video
Language
English

Notes

General 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.
General Note
MPAA rating: PG-13; for violent content, some thematic material and language.
General Note
Special features: Feature-length commentary by director Richard LaGravenese and actor Hilary Swank; deleted scenes; featurettes; theatrical trailer; photo gallery.
Participants/Performers
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.
Description
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.

Citations

APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

CHAVARRIA, G., DEMPSEY, P., DEVITO, D., DEVITO, D. P., DOUBLE FEATURE FILMS., FREEDOM WRITERS., GLENN, S., GRUWELL, E., HERNANDEZ, A. L., HERRERA, K., JERSEY FILMS., KERNOS FILMPRODUKTIONSGESELLSCHAFT & COMPANY., LAGRAVENESE, R., LAGRAVENESE, R. A., MARIO., MONTALVO, S., MTV FILMS (FIRM)., NGAN, J., PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT (FIRM)., PARAMOUNT PICTURES CORPORATION., PARRISH, H., SHAMBERG, M., SHAMBERG, M. P., SHER, S., SHER, S. P., SMITH, V., STAUNTON, I., SWANK, H., & WYATT, D. (2007). Freedom Writers . Paramount Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

GABRIEL. CHAVARRIA et al.. 2007. Freedom Writers. Paramount Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

GABRIEL. CHAVARRIA et al.. Freedom Writers Paramount Home Entertainment, 2007.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

CHAVARRIA, GABRIEL., et al. Freedom Writers Paramount Home Entertainment, 2007.

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