RT Video/DVD DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 84727046 LA In English or dubbed French with optional English subtitles ; closed-captioned in English. T1 Freedom writers A1 DeVito, Danny,, Shamberg, Michael,, Sher, Stacey,, LaGravenese, Richard,, Swank, Hilary,, Dempsey, Patrick,, Glenn, Scott,, Staunton, Imelda,, Hernandez, April Lee,, Mario,, Herrera, Kristin,, Ngan, Jaclyn,, Montalvo, Sergio,, Wyatt, Deance,, Smith, Vanetta,, Chavarria, Gabriel,, Parrish, Hunter,, Gruwell, Erin,, Freedom Writers., Paramount Pictures Corporation,, Double Feature Films,, MTV Films (Firm),, Jersey Films,, Kernos Filmproduktionsgesellschaft & Company,, Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm),, YR 2007 SN 141573111X 9781415731116 AB 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.