Freedom Writers
DVD
2007
7 available of 15 items

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.

Item Details
Subjects:
Education, Urban -- California -- Drama.
Gruwell, Erin -- Drama.
High school students -- California -- Social conditions -- Drama.
Student publications -- California -- Drama.
Teacher-student relationships -- California -- Drama.
Genre:
Feature films.
French language materials.
Melodrama.
Other Authors:
Chavarria, Gabriel.
DeVito, Danny.
Dempsey, Patrick, 1966-
Double Feature Films.
Freedom Writers.
Glenn, Scott, 1942-
Gruwell, Erin.
Hernandez, April Lee.
Herrera, Kristin.
Jersey Films.
Kernos Filmproduktionsgesellschaft & Company.
LaGravenese, Richard.
MTV Films (Firm)
Mario, 1986-
Mario.
Montalvo, Sergio.
Ngan, Jaclyn.
Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
Paramount Pictures Corporation.
Parrish, Hunter.
Shamberg, Michael.
Sher, Stacey.
Smith, Vanetta.
Staunton, Imelda, 1956-
Swank, Hilary.
Wyatt, Deance.
ISBN:
9781415731116
1415731632
141573111X
Publisher, Date:
Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, 2007.
Description:
1 videodisc (122 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Target Audience Note:
Canadian Home Video rating: PG.
MPAA rating: PG-13; for violent content, some thematic material and language.
Notes:
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.
For private home use only.
Director of photography, Jim Denault ; editor, David Moritz ; music, Mark Isham, RZA ; costume designer, Cindy Evans ; production designer, Laurence Bennett.
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.
DVD; region 1.
Dialogue in English (Dolby 5.1, Dolby 2.0) or French (Dolby 5.1) with optional English subtitles.
Publisher or Distributor Number:
346504
Link to PAC
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