Freedom Writers

FREEDOM WRITERS - 2nd March 2007 (Cert 12A) (Paramount) Starring: Hilary Swank, Scott Glenn, Imelda Staunton, Patrick Dempsey, MarioDirected By: Richard LaGravenese Freedom Writers is inspired by real teenagers and the diaries that they wrote after the LA riots. Two-time Academy Award®-winner HilarySwank stars as Erin Gruwell, whose passion to become a teacher is soon challenged by a group of Black, Latino and Asian gang members who hate her even more than eachother. When Erin begins to listen to them, she begins to understand that for these kids, getting through the day alive is enough – they are not delinquents but teenagersfighting ‘a war on the streets’ that began long before they were born. Erin gives them something they never had from a teacher before – respect. For the first time,these teens experience a hope that maybe they might show the world that their lives matter and they have something to say...
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Freedom Writers

These study notes are aimed atteachers of English, Media and Film at Key Stages 3, 4, AS/A2 Level, BTEC. Teachers of Citizenship, General Studies, History and Politics will also find them useful.Through using these study notes with their students, teachers will be able to address issues of: - representation - genre - marketing - heroism - film language -scriptwriting and storyboarding - diary writing - drama/voice-over work - moral responsibility - diversity - the Holocaust The notes are designed to be prompters for discussion [continua]

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