Disclaimer: This site does not store any files on its server. Blended beautifully with recent history and just so well done, I have to admit I teared up a bit and just wished that this classroom was in every school. What divides us may also be a bridge between us. It isn't until Erin holds an unsanctioned discussion about a recent drive-by shooting death that she fully begins to understand what she's up against. Am Cinematography by Film Editing by Casting By Production Design by Art Direction by Set Decoration by Costume Design by Makeup Department.
For many of the existing teachers, the integration has ruined the school, whose previously stellar academic standing has been replaced with many students who will be lucky to graduate or even be literate. Should be seen in all schools across the globe so all children develop higher sense of empathy, compassion, understanding of history, culture, hope and perseverance. I hope you watch this movie and maybe even seek out to learn more about these students. Made by movie fans, for movie fans. I am glad this movie was made. Swank as Meghan Riley McElheny.
Even when everything around you seems wrong. Quite possibly one of the most inspiring things I have seen in such a long time. Instead of fostering dependency, she should have given them the confidence to progress on their own. Idealistic Erin Gruwell is just starting her first teaching job, that as freshman and sophomore English teacher at Woodrow Wilson High School, which, two years earlier, implemented a voluntary integration program. As our struggles may be far more similar than we had imagined.
Storyline : It's 1994 in Long Beach, California. Learn about the changes to the system these kids tried to make and what became of them. Erin also finds that her teaching job is placing a strain on her marriage to Scott Casey, a man who seems to have lost his own idealistic way in life. What is surprising, even though she was not able to get any support for her ideas, she was able to convince the powers that be not to excessively interfere. By listening to the stories that humanize the individuals that are fighting to be seen and heard.
We need to listen open our hearts and truly listen. Her students had been written off, and her chances of succeeding scoffed at, but Erin Gruwell Hilary Swank wasn't about to go down without a fight. Although the white woman teaching in the troubled urban neighborhood yet rises above. It is, you're in a big box that you can watch thousands blockbuster movies, series online for free without registration. Man in the Park uncredited. Here you will find unforgettable moments, scenes and lines from all your favorite films. Maybe read the book the movie was based on.
But also the voices of the classroom rang the truest and loudest. Later, when the time comes to tell their own tales in a project specially designed to explore the daily violence that the majority of students have grown numb to, the barriers that had once stood so strong gradually begin to crumble. Let's stop listening to the people who control the media. Who had the courage to face their humanity and the often violent world of those who grow up in poverty. The main messages and lessons from the film are life-changing influencing the perspective and philosophical foundations and beliefs of the viewers. Many are in gangs and almost all know somebody that has been killed by gang violence. If you have a heart beating in your chest and want to feel it, to know you are alive.
When the only chance for survival is to befriend the person who was once your mortal enemy, the world is opened to a whole new realm of possibilities. But, most importantly, still struggling for basic rights and equal measure in a world still divided. But I hope, above all else, that it helps you listen to a story that differs from your own. S Hopefully, the story will move you. Despite choosing the school on purpose because of its integration program, Erin is unprepared for the nature of her classroom, whose students live by generations of strict moral codes of protecting their own at all cost. . Despite the initially hostile reaction she receives in the classroom, Gruwell uses the writings of Anne Frank and Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Sarajevo to teach her students not only the basis of the English language, but compassion and tolerance as well.
Long Beach is a place where a new war is waged with each passing day, and when the hardened students who walk those dangerous hallways sense an outsider attempting to understand their plight, their cynical resentment threatens to keep a deadly cycle in motion. A powerful motivator for all of us. Having worked for no child left behind, I saw this every day. Let's search and yearn for truth. Herself - The Holocaust Survivor Rest of cast listed alphabetically:. The Latinos hate the Cambodians who hate the blacks and so on. The medium is the message.
Revealing them all connecting them all in a gentle yet powerful way. To know that in the end, no matter who we are, or where we sit on the divide, we might be able to connect. Such a strong woman, such strong convictions, and the combination brought out the strength of students who never thought they contained it. The only person the students hate more is Ms. The school systems inherent weakness bias and actions that are complicit in the socio-economic class and racial divide still endemic throughout our culture and society. That for even one small moment you might empathize not sympathize , but really empathize with the struggles that all walks of life face. Thusly the spotlight shines on them and their triumph.