Thursday, April 11, 2019
Overview of the Film Free
Overview of the Film Freedom Writers Essayestablish on a true story, Freedom Writers is an inspiring film about a young teacher named Erin Gruell (played by Hilary Swank) who chooses to work at Woodrow Wilson High School in Long Beach, California. It is a school that is bust by gang violence and racial tension due to the recent integration program in that district. The story begins in 1994, Erin is a forward-lookingly hired teacher at the high school and is assign to teach Freshman and Sophomore English.Teaching at the school is nothing like what she expected, as fights always break out both inside and outside of the classroom. Additionally, students come to school strapped with guns (if they come at all). The teachers defend very little faith in the students and the students have very little faith in Erin Gruell, exclusively as time goes by she develops their trust and respect. Erin throws out her more traditional lesson plans and instead appeals to the students by having them hold open daily journals about their personal stories.She teaches them about the Holocaust, Anne Frank, and takes them on field trips and to restaurants. At the same time that Erin tries to kick the bucket out and inspire these young people, Erin faces a divorce and protests from her fellow coworkers. However, Erin rises above these adversities to inspire her students to soar to new academic and personal heights, none of which they ever thought were imaginable. Erin displays unwavering faith in her students and in their expertness to learn.Likewise, these students find faith in themselves and each other and previous gang, racial, and territorial divides are broken down pat(p) as students like Eva, Jamal, Marcus, and Brandi gain the courage to do whats right and improve their lives. The ending is improbably motivational as Erin gets 35 computers to be donated to her school so that her students can compile their stories from their journals into a volume that would eventual ly be published in 1999. Most of her students went on to college and broke from their previous lives.