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Sunday, March 8, 2009

The freedom writers

What can a common citizen do to change any one else's life? Well, you should watch The Freedom Writers. This film discusses how Erin Gruwell used a normal classroom to transform the lives of many students. 

The film is based on a book by the same name, in which the real Erin Gruwell’s class wrote about their experiences as gangbangers and then their attachment to Gruwell’s class. So early on the movie approaches their lives from their skewed perspective. Her students believe themselves brave soldiers in some war, and fill their diaries with empty justification for the racial hatred and brutality they’ve idealized. Eventually Erin gets through to them, breaking through their wall of keeping it real to serve them a little bit of reality. Are her breakthroughs with them moving? Yes. But her methods are incredibly naïve and you will love watching it.

My rating: 7/10 (Must watch)
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