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    In the movie Freedom Writers, released on January 5, 2007, many conflicts occur in Long Beach, California (“Freedom Writers”). Freedom Writers was directed by Richard LaGravenese. Erin Gruwell, played by Hilary Swank, is a new teacher to Woodrow Wilson Classical High School and is completely unprepared for the classroom (“Freedom Writers”). Hilary Swank adapts to the students and puts them first with all their problems in life. While trying to gain their respect, she tries to get the students more involved with school and to work hard in life. Erin demotes her everything to the students in order for them to have the possibility of gaining more education beyond high school. Even though she was helping the students at such a great extent, Erin…

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    Surrounded by guns, drug deals, and unstable households leaves lost and undetermined kids. In this compelling movie, Freedom Writers the main Character Erin Gruwell(Hilary Swank) sees potential in grieving students when everyone else has lost hope in them. Long Beach, California is central for violence, drugs, and alcohol. For these students all they have known is love through gangs and rough households. Underneath the tough constructed attitude lies innocent kids who have lost faith in…

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    In the movie Freedom Writers, directed by Richard LaGravenese and produced in 2007, set in Long Beach, California, is about a high school English teacher, played by Hilary Swank, who sets out to unite her freshman class and see past the racial borders that they grew up dealing with (“The Freedom Writers”). The students (main characters played by April Lee Hernandez, Jason Finn, Kristin Herrera, Jamal Hill, ect.) describe their lives as war, each of their racial backgrounds are at war with the…

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    A good movie not only entertains someone, but it makes them think about the film and how it relates to life. An amazing movie makes viewers think about the film long after watching it and has an impact on the their life. Million Dollar Baby is a spectacular example of all these factors. Million Dollar Baby is a drama film directed by Clint Eastwood and it stars Hilary Swank as Maggie Fitzgerald, a poor boxer who is determined to become the very best that she can be. Million Dollar Baby is a…

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    I recently watched the movie Freedom Writers, directed by Richard LaGravenese took place in Woodrow Wilson high school in Los Angeles, California in 1992. The film was about a highly inspiring teacher Mrs. Erin Gruwell who is fresh out of college, played by actress Hilary Swank. The story line is about integration, high school students that are not interested in learning, in light of the lifestyles they live. The setting of the movie was based in a low poverty area that involved gang life, black…

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    The Freedom Writers: A Multicultural Approach on Education Imagine walking into your classroom for your first day of teaching at a new school. You’re eager, excited, and more than ready to continue to do what you love. You’re anticipating the very second that the classroom will be filled with students, your students. Unfortunately the picture perfect classroom you had in your head is not what you’re staring at in real life, but instead a self-segregating class filled with “at risk” students…

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    When most people hear the name “Amelia Earhart,” they picture a daring, courageous woman who created many “firsts” in aviation. I, too, thought of her this way, this woman who felt no fear and knew no boundaries, a god in her own right, the kind of person that I could never even fathom of becoming. After reading her autobiography, The Fun of It, however, a different story of Amelia Earhart began to emerge, one that tells a story of someone much like you and me discovering who she was in life and…

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    The Freedom Writers The Freedom Writers took place in Long Beach, California in 1984. One of the main settings was at Wilson High School and Erins home, which was located in Long Beach, California. In the film Freedom Writers there were many wonder characters such as: Eva Benitez Erin Gruwell, Scot Casey, Steve Gruwell, Margaret Campbell, and Marcus. Eva was a student at Wilson high school. She lives in Long Beach, California, When Eva was little she had witnessed someone being murdered.…

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    In the opening scene, Scoot played by Mary Kate Olsen is a fourteen year old girl, that is learning how to be a deep water sailor. She is a very pretty girl and only five feet tall but very strong. Sully, Scoot’s older brother played by Zac Efron who. Scoot and Sully are on a sailboat off the coast off Baja California. The sky is clear, and the sun's rays danced across the water. Sully was teaching Scoot to be a good deep water sailor. Sully sent Scoot, who didn’t want to into the cabin to make…

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    In America, education is held to a high standard. Therefore, since America holds it to a high standard we are funded by our local taxpayers. Education and funding is probably one of the most taxed things in America. As seen in Freedom Writers, which takes place in a urban area in Los Angeles, Mrs. Erin Gruwell did not have the proper funding to give the proper education to her freshman students. The resources that she needed was not provided to her even if they did have some resources. If…

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