‘Freedom Writers’ an inspiring Hollywood movie about an attempt by a teacher to teach a group of ‘unteachable’ children will be screened at 6 pm on March 30 at the American Center, Colombo-3.
Based on the book ‘The Freedom Writers Diary’ by teacher Erin Gruwell who wrote the story based on Woodrow Wilson Classical High School in Long Beach, California, this 2007 film is directed by Richard LaGravenese.
Hilary Swank play the lead in this gripping story of inner city kids raised on drive-by shootings and hard-core attitude - and the teacher who gives them the one thing they need most: a voice of there own.
Others main roles are played by Scott Glenn, Imelda Staunton and Patrick Dempsey. Dropped into the free-fire zone of a school torn by violence and racial tension, teacher Erin Gruwell battles an uncaring system in a fight to make the classroom matter in her students lives.
Now, telling their own stories, and hearing the stories of others, a group of supposedly “unteachable” teens will discover the power of tolerence, reclaim their shattered lives, and change their world.