Released in UK cinemas March 2nd, 2007
Freedom Writers is based on the touching true story of school teacher Erin Gruwell.
Fresh-faced, idealistic twenty-three-year-old Erin Gruwell (Hilary Swank) is ready to take on the world as she steps inside Wilson High School for her first day of teaching. Her class, a diverse group of racially charged teenagers from different walks of life - African Americans, Latinos, Asians, juvenile delinquents, gang members, and underprivileged students from poor neighborhoods - hope for nothing more than to make it through the day. On the surface, the only thing they share is their hatred for each other and the understanding that they are simply being warehoused in the educational system until they are old enough to disappear. Despite her students' obstinate refusal to participate during class, Erin tries various means to engage them on a daily basis.
In 'the Story behind the story' the fim's cast including Hilary Swank, and Erin Gruwell talk about the film coming to life.
The Story Behind The Story, WMP, Small (25MB)
The Story Behind The Story, WMP, Medium (62MB)
The Story Behind The Story, WMP, Medium (102MB)
The Story Behind The Story, Real Player, Small (24MB)
The Story Behind The Story, Real Player, Medium (62MB)
The Story Behind The Story, Real Player, Large (103MB)
The Story Behind The Story, QuickTime, Small (29MB)
The Story Behind The Story, QuickTime, Medium (71MB)
The Story Behind The Story, QuickTime, Large (117MB)