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Freedom Writers Movie Review Summary

Actors: Hilary Swank, Patrick Dempsey

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Erin is an ambitious twenty three year old teacher at the Wilson High School. Erin is faced by diversity in her class now managing the diverse racial group from different backgrounds is a greatest challenge for her. Erin's students include Asians, African Americans, juvenile delinquents and even the poor students hoping to make it through the day. The only thing common in them is their hate for each other and they feel like they are just trapped in that high school with each other. They can't wait to leave that place. Erin's students completely refuse to participate in her class but she tries her best to engage them everyday by using a variety of techniques.

Things start to turn worse in Erin's class as a racially forced gang shoot witnessed by a Latina gang member. Erin comes across an ugly racial cartoon during her class. That cartoon becomes the most active teaching aids for Erin and they spark a transformation in the classroom. Forcing students to listen to her and at the same time also forcing her to take to take in her students survival stories of their silent street wars.

Erin started to connect with her students and motivated them to change their lives through journal writing. Erin introduces “The Diary of Anne Frank” as a tool to open the eyes of her students, to look beyond their own communities and have the knowledge of people suffering and struggling throughout the world. Erin knew that each and every one of her students has some story of their own to tell. So she motivates them to keep a journal to write their experiences and thoughts to share with the class for better understanding of each other. Erin succeeds in her attempt to manage diversity and her students learned a lot.
The review of this Movie prepared by Naila








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   teacher Poverty story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   teacher/professor Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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