Whether or not it was true, they had this bonding moment where they were pulling up their shirts and showing where they'd been knifed, and showing where they'd been hit.
Teen, 13 years old Written by Alternative4ever April 9, not rated for age Add your rating See all 40 kid reviews. Erin's first few days at school are daunting: She witnesses a fight, sees a boy pull out a gun, and endures taunts from her students, who see themselves as their other teachers see them: Erin is also discouraged by her cynical colleagues but she persists, seeking ways to connect with her students.
Finally, one of them -- distrustful Eva April Lee Hernandez -- explains her rage: They can because they're white. I hate white people on sight. So, she has them stand together in the classroom when they've shared an experience, like losing a friend to violence. They begin to recognize their similarities.
As the students write about their lives in a "war zone," Erin also has them visit L. The Diary of a Young Girl.
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This deeply earnest drama follows a familiar storyline. An idealistic young teacher inspires her "at-risk" urban students to respect each other and themselves.
She's white, they're mostly of color; she's clueless about their harsh lives, they initially resent her cluelessness but learn to appreciate her efforts to understand them. Erin Gruwell Hilary Swank makes a difference by asking her students to talk to her and each other -- and acting on what they say.
The plot is predicable, the actors too old to play high school students, and the pacing too slow. And really, the camera circles around deep-thinking faces a few too many times.
But Freedom Writers also argues for listening to teenagers. That in itself makes it a rare and close-to-wonderful thing. Continue reading Show less Talk to your kids about Families can talk about the way that Erin engages her students -- by listening to them.
How is this an effective way to teach? How do the students learn from one other when they share their stories? How is the Holocaust a helpful historical example for these "at-risk" students? What do they learn from Anne Frank's ability to see beauty in the world even in her bleak situation?
How does Erin's dedication to her students affect her personal life? What other movies is this one similar to?Freedom Writers Full Movie Here you can stream and watch Freedom Writers movie  Crime genre, Drama genre, released in Movie was produced in DE, US under Richard LaGravenese productionunder Yi-Jung Hua production.8/10(97).
May 12, · Based on the book The Freedom Writers Diary and supported by a cast of first-time actors who drew from their actual experiences on the street, Gruwell teaches us all an important lesson about tolerance and trust.
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