Freedom Writers

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2007 | PG-13 | Drama

Academy Award winner Hilary Swank stars in an inspirational film, based on the true story of teacher Erin Gruwell and her students the Freedom Writers. This group of inner city, at risk students defie... more

In Movie Theaters U.S.

Friday, January 5, 2007

On Blu-ray & DVD

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

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DIRECTOR

Richard LaGravenese

Screenwriter

Richard LaGravenese

Companies

Paramount Vantage & 2 more

Rating MPAA

PG-13 for violent content, some thematic material and language

Storyline

Academy Award winner Hilary Swank stars in an inspirational film, based on the true story of teacher Erin Gruwell and her students the Freedom Writers. This group of inner city, at risk students defied the odds to be heard, as Gruwell urges her class to tell their stories through journals writing. Given the ability to express themselves through words and not violence, the kids begin to see connections to eachother that they never knew existed.

Trivia & Production Notes

  • Based on the book "The Freedom Writer's Diaries: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them," written by high school teacher Erin Gruwell and her students.
Also Known As
  • Freedom Riders

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