Freedom Writers

Freedom Writers

DVD - 2007
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A high school teacher of inner-city kids encourages her students to document and share their own personal stories.
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount, 2007
Branch Call Number: DVD 305.235 Gruwell 3558
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (122 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm., in container


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Feb 18, 2018

One of the best movies I've seen. Very uplifting, & even more so because it is based on true story. Good job by Hillary Swank.

ECPat May 02, 2016

For those who don't understand the connection between trauma and public school achievement, this could be a real epiphany.

Dec 03, 2015

Really good movie. I will watch this again.

kevfarley Apr 17, 2015

This is is awful !
I got this NYPL disc home and put this movie in the DVD player...and my television screen says: "NOT FORMATTED FOR THIS REGION" !!??
( Even though it states "Region #1", ie. 'North America', on the DVD jacket !!?)
I have watched a thousand other New York Public Library DVDs on my Panasonic Region 1 DVD Player,.. but this one makes it over 44 TIMES !! that a film has have come up as "NOT FORMATTED..." etc. !
I waited a VERY long time to get this highly recommended film.
Having this happen is so VERY DISAPPOINTING !! I really wanted to see this movie. And I know that ALL the NYPL copies of it will have this same problem !!
WHY is the New York Public Library buying DVD's that are "NOT FORMATTED.." to be viewed in this region ?
Has this ever happened to anyone else out there ??

Feb 27, 2015

Great movie, Hilary Swank is awesome.

KYLE S NESBITT Feb 10, 2015

I enjoyed this movie--very well done.

7duffy Dec 31, 2014

Nice, kind of "Stand & Deliver" type of movie. Extremely well acted by the kids in the class, but only an adequate effort from Hillary Swank, Patrick Dempsey & Scott Glenn. Touching, true story.

Jul 23, 2014

i totallyyyyy loved this movie... its a great storyyy and very inspiring. i never knew problems like this exsited in the early 90s. its a must seeee.

Jan 25, 2014

I can't believe that I am praising a Hollywood movie. I have seen so many DUDS, that this gem took me by surprise.
So good I could not stop watching; luckily I had tissues (a whole toilet roll) to mop my tears.

Dec 30, 2013

this was a great movie and how a teacher reaches out t0 her students to make them better than they ever believed they could ever be. The journals they create says a lot of their lives and I admire that. I bought the dvd and watch it for inspiration .
I like to write too;

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aaa5756 Jul 05, 2013

“One person can make a difference and every person should try.” –John F Kennedy

aaa5756 Jul 03, 2013

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” –John Quincy Adams


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