Freedom Writers


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Widescreen edition.
Physical Desc
1 videodisc (122 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
097363465065, 097363465041


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
Special features: Feature-length commentary by director Richard LaGravenese and actor Hilary Swank; deleted scenes; featurettes; theatrical trailer; photo gallery.
Restrictions on Access
For private home use only.
Creation/Production Credits
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.
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.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: PG-13; for violent content, some thematic material and language.
System Details
DVD; region 1; widescreen presentation.
Closed-captioned; dialogue in English (Dolby 5.1, Dolby 2.0) or French (Dolby 5.1) with optional English subtitles.
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APA Citation (style guide)

DeVito, D., Shamberg, M., Sher, S., LaGravenese, R., Swank, H., Dempsey, P., Glenn, S., Staunton, I., Hernandez, A. L., Mario., Herrera, K., Ngan, J., Montalvo, S., Wyatt, D., Smith, V., Chavarria, G., Parrish, H., Gruwell, E., DeVito, D., Shamberg, M., Sher, S., LaGravenese, R., Mario., & Parrish, H. (2007). Freedom Writers (Widescreen edition.). Paramount Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Danny. DeVito et al.. 2007. Freedom Writers. Hollywood, Calif.: Paramount Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Danny. DeVito et al.. Freedom Writers Hollywood, Calif.: Paramount Home Entertainment, 2007.

MLA Citation (style guide)

DeVito, Danny., et al. Freedom Writers Widescreen edition., Paramount Home Entertainment, 2007.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.

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