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Freedom Writers Introduction

Here is my plot presentation of the Freedom writers film based on the true story of Erin Gruwell and her students of room 203.
by Lawna Kurtyka on 15 February 2012

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Transcript of Freedom Writers Introduction

Freedom Writers Based on the true story of Erin Gruwell and her students. Thd first scene opens with news broadcasting about gang violence, fires, murders, snipers and the dangers of living in Long Beach, California in 1992. Erin Gruwell is a smart and positive school teacher with high hopes for her students. She picked this paticular high school because of its integration program. She is set to teach freshman English. It's 1994 In California and gang violence is at an all time high. "I think the real fighting should happen here in the classroom"
-Erin Carol, Erin's department head, advises her not to put too much effort into teaching the kids and tells her not to be hopeful about teaching the kids very much. There is conflict within the classroom as the students are divided, and gang tension creates an atmosphere of hate and intolerance inside the classroom. Erin has a tough job set out for her Erin uses techiniques like "the line game" to show the students that they are more alike than different Erin teaches students to learn to be tolerant of each other. Room 203 becomes a safe place for the students away from the violence and crime that awaits them back home. Erin Bonds with the students. She pushes the students to improve upon themselves. Erin works two extra jobs to pay for new books, trips and journals. She asks them to write in the journals everyday, and we learn of the traumatic events the students have survived. The students become more connected to her and the classroom becomes a new family and a new home to the kids. The kids have stopped separating themselves from each other THE END The class is distraught after learning that they won't have Erin as their teacher for the following year. They decide to publish their Journals and title the book "The Freedom Writers Diary." Erin's compassion and support for the students helped them thrive and become the best versions of themselves.
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