Freedom Writers: Stories From an Undeclared War [Trailer]

Freedom Writers Foundation | Documentary | 2015 | USA

Share

Description

Freedom Writers: Stories from an Undeclared War is the powerful story of 150 at-risk students from Long Beach, California, who were once considered unteachable. Inspired by their teacher, Erin Gruwell, and the writings of Anne Frank, the students discover a new way to express themselves. The documentary follows the students’ story from the first day of freshman year in 1994 to the present day. In a racially divided community were adolescents were exposed to drugs, gang warfare, and homicides, Gruwell makes it her goal to teach the students to put down their fists and guns and to pick up a pen.

<
>

More Films

7:43
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG.
Davey Rogner - Picking Up Trash Across America
Two students decide to walk across America to pick-up trash and teach about zero waste. Many join in.
10:00
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG.
Heavenkid
Two syblings start to play a board game and they accidentally click on a button that turns the boardgame inot a portal door that opens to a virtual reality world.
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG.
Take A Seat: Sharing A Ride Across America (Excerpt)
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG.
Immersive Storytelling Award Sizzle
4 min
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG.
Bazaruto Ocean Guardians
Meet the Ocean Guardians of Bazaruto Mozambique, who work tirelessly to teach local communities about the importance of conservation.
6:49
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG.
Oprah's Surprise Visit to Jeni Stepanek
Video tribute from Oprah Winfrey's Super Soul Sunday
4:00
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG.
Walk Again Project
Dr. Nicolelis is also founder of the Walk Again Project, an international consortium of scientists and engineers, dedicated to the development of an exoskeleton device to assist severely paralyzed patients in regaining full body mobility.
1:29
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG.
A Classy Broad (Trailer)
A CLASSY BROAD: Marcia's Adventures in Hollywood is a documentary film by Anne Goursaud on the life and career of Marcia Nasatir, Hollywood's FIRST Woman Studio VP of Production at United Artists.
5:09
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG.
Upstanders: The Mosque Across the Street
What happens when a mosque moves across the street from a church in the Bible Belt?
9:40
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG.
The $1 Microscope
A device made from paper promises to make microscopes as widely available as pencils.
6:06
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG.
FIELDWORKS: Jody Wood, Beauty in Transition
2014 ABOG Fellow Jody Wood brings her mobile beauty salon to nine homeless shelters over three months in New York City.
6:37
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG.
Plastic Bottle Village
One man's trash is another man's condo.
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG.
Guarding the Past for the Future - A Wreck Hunters Evolution
A wreck hunter undergoes an evolution from trophy hunter to conservationist. Feat. Steve Kroll
5:28
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG.
Water Song
Máxima Acuña, a subsistence farmer in Peru’s northern highlands, stood up to Newmont Mining Corporation!
2:20
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG.
The Apology [Trailer]
4:59
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG.
Love Ain't Enough
6:18
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG.
One Voice
3:00
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG.
MY HERO Project spotlight on Trey Carlisle
Meet 2016 Emerging Artist Trey Carlisle.
8:27
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG.
Now Here
5:23
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG.
Lapet 3