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Title Freedom Writers / 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
Published Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, 2007


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Description 1 videodisc (DVD) (122 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Summary 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
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
Special features: Feature-length commentary by director Richard LaGravenese and actor Hilary Swank; deleted scenes; featurettes; theatrical trailer; photo gallery
Credits Director of photography, Jim Denault ; editor, David Moritz ; music, Mark Isham, RZA ; costume designer, Cindy Evans ; production designer, Laurence Bennett
Cast 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
Notes Rated: M
DVD; region 2; full screen presentation; Dolby digital 5.1 surround, Dolby digital 2.0 surround
Closed-captioned; dialogue in English (Dolby 5.1, Dolby 2.0) or French (Dolby 5.1) with optional English subtitles
Available for Deakin University staff and students only
Subject Gruwell, Erin -- Drama.
Urban schools -- California -- Drama.
Teacher-student relationships -- California -- Drama.
Diaries -- Authorship -- Drama.
Student publications -- California -- Drama.
High school students -- California -- Drama.
High school students -- Social conditions -- Drama.
High school students -- Attitudes -- Drama.
Education, Urban -- California -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Melodramas (Drama)
Films for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings.
DVD-Video discs
Author DeVito, Danny, producer
Shamberg, Michael, producer
Sher, Stacey, producer
LaGravenese, Richard, author of screenplay, director
Isham, Mark, composer
RZA (Rapper)
Swank, Hilary.
Dempsey, Patrick, 1966-
Glenn, Scott, 1942-
Staunton, Imelda, 1956-
Hernandez, April Lee.
Mario, 1986-
Herrera, Kristin, 1989-
Ngan, Jacklyn
Montalvo, Sergio.
Wyatt, Deance, 1986-
Smith, Vanetta.
Chavarria, Gabriel.
Parrish, Hunter, 1987-
Gruwell, Erin.
Freedom Writers.
Paramount Pictures Corporation.
Double Feature Films.
MTV Films (Firm)
Jersey Films.
Kernos Filmproduktionsgesellschaft & Company
Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN 1415731632