Freedom Writers

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Paramount Home Entertainment,
Pub. Date:
2007.
Edition:
Widescreen.
Language:
English
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Assigned the thankless task of teaching freshman English at a gang-infested Long Beach, CA high school, a 23-year-old teacher resorts to unconventional means of breaking through to her hardened students in director Richard LaGravenese's adaptation of Erin Gruwell's best-seller The Freedom Writer's Diaries: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them. Her students had been written off, and her chances of succeeding scoffed at, but Erin Gruwell (Hilary Swank) wasn't about to go down without a fight. Long Beach is a place where a new war is waged with each passing day, and when the hardened students who walk those dangerous hallways sense an outsider attempting to understand their plight, their cynical resentment threatens to keep a deadly cycle in motion. Despite the initially hostile reaction she receives in the classroom, Gruwell uses the writings of Anne Frank and Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Sarajevo to teach her students not only the basis of the English language, but compassion and tolerance as well. Later, when the time comes to tell their own tales in a project specially designed to explore the daily violence that the majority of students have grown numb to, the barriers that had once stood so strong gradually begin to crumble. When the only chance for survival is to befriend the person who was once your mortal enemy, the world is opened to a whole new realm of possibilities. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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Contributors:
Ngan, Jaclyn.
Denault, Jim,1960-director of photography.
Smith, Vanetta.
Hernandez, April Lee,actor.
Sher, Stacey,producer.
ISBN:
9781415731970
9781415731635
9781415731116
141573111
UPC:
097361243917
097363465041
883929310920
097361243245
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Carroll, Pat, 1927-
Chavarria, Gabriel.
DeVito, Danny,
DeVito, Danny.
Dempsey, Patrick, 1966-
Denault, Jim, 1960-
Evans, Cindy,
Glenn, Scott, 1942-
Gruwell, Erin,
Gruwell, Erin.
Hernandez, April Lee,
Hernandez, April Lee.
Herrera, Kristin, 1989-
Hickey, John Benjamin,
Isham, Mark,
LaGravenese, Richard,
LaGravenese, Richard.
Mario, 1986-
Montalvo, Sergio.
Moritz, David,
Ngan, Jaclyn.
Parrish, Hunter, 1987-
RZA (Rapper)
Shamberg, Michael,
Shamberg, Michael.
Sher, Stacey,
Sher, Stacey.
Smith, Vanetta.
Staunton, Imelda, 1956-
Swank, Hilary,
Swank, Hilary.
Will.i.am,
Wisdom, Robert,
Wyatt, Deance, 1986-
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DeVito, Danny.
Dempsey, Patrick,1966-
Dempsey, Patrick,1966-actor.
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Double Feature Films,production company.
Double Feature Films.
Evans, Cindy,costume designer.
Freedom Writers.
Freedom Writers.Freedom Writers diary.
Glenn, Scott,1942-
Glenn, Scott,1942-actor.
Gruwell, Erin,author.
Gruwell, Erin.
Hernandez, April Lee,actor.
Hernandez, April Lee.
Herrera, Kristin,1989-
Hickey, John Benjamin,actor.
Isham, Mark,composer.
Jersey Films,production company.
Jersey Films.
Kernos Filmproduktionsgesellschaft & Company,production company.
Kernos Filmproduktionsgesellschaft & Company.
LaGravenese, Richard,film director,screenwriter.
LaGravenese, Richard,screenwriter,director.
LaGravenese, Richard.
MTV Films (Firm)
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Mario,1986-
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Moritz, David,editor of moving image work.
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Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm),film distributor.
Paramount Pictures Corporation,presenter,production company.
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Parrish, Hunter,1987-
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Sher, Stacey,film producer.
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Sher, Stacey.
Smith, Vanetta.
Staunton, Imelda,1956-
Staunton, Imelda,1956-actor.
Swank, Hilary,actor.
Swank, Hilary.
Will.i.am,composer.
Wisdom, Robert,actor.
Wyatt, Deance,1986-
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title_display Freedom Writers
title_full Freedom Writers / 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
Freedom Writers [videorecording] / Paramount Pictures ; Double Feature Films ; MTV Films ; Jersey Films ; Kernos Filmproduktionsgesellschaft & Company ; produced by Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher ; screenplay by Richard LaGravenese ; directed by Richard LaGravenese
Freedom Writers [videorecording] / Paramount Pictures ; Double Feature Films ; MTV Films ; Jersey Films ; Kernos Filmproduktiosgesellschaft & Company ; produced by Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher ; screenplay by Richard LaGravenese ; directed by Richard LaGravenese
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