Here you will find unforgettable moments, scenes and lines from all your favorite films. These are the communities in which we live that may divide us from each other. I am glad that there was a brave women, played subtle and powerfully by Hillary Swank, who faced odds. But, most importantly, still struggling for basic rights and equal measure in a world still divided. 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. It is not typical Hollywood fare.
By listening to the stories that humanize the individuals that are fighting to be seen and heard. I am glad this movie was made. 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. Such a strong woman, such strong convictions, and the combination brought out the strength of students who never thought they contained it. Disclaimer: This site does not store any files on its server.
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. Made by movie fans, for movie fans. I felt like this movie focused the camera both inward Swank and but more importantly outward to the students and their struggles and feelings. Thusly the spotlight shines on them and their triumph. I gave it four stars, but it is probably better than that.
Even when everything around you seems wrong. Who had the courage to face their humanity and the often violent world of those who grow up in poverty. Whether it be political, social, economic, gender, race, sexual preference. 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. Having worked for no child left behind, I saw this every day.
Quite possibly one of the most inspiring things I have seen in such a long time. Watch free movies for everybody, everywhere, everydevice, and everything. Many are in gangs and almost all know somebody that has been killed by gang violence. 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. The Latinos hate the Cambodians who hate the blacks and so on. In order to honor her personal sacrifices we should really listen to the students who let their voices be heard. But I hope, above all else, that it helps you listen to a story that differs from your own.
That for even one small moment you might empathize not sympathize , but really empathize with the struggles that all walks of life face. The only person the students hate more is Ms. Storyline : It's 1994 in Long Beach, California. Family response: Father: Great script, positive message, we watched it with most of fam wife was tired so slept however, she'll get to watch it and cry, and celebrate when she wakes up. 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.
All contents are provided by non-affiliated third parties. Let's search and yearn for truth. 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. Revealing them all connecting them all in a gentle yet powerful way. I hope you watch this movie and maybe even seek out to learn more about these students.
Instead of this being a blueprint for the system to cultivate and emulate, it will remain as always, a stand-alone anomaly. . But also the voices of the classroom rang the truest and loudest. As our struggles may be far more similar than we had imagined. Himself - The Holocaust Survivor. I did what I had to do, because it was the right thing to do. 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.
Herself - The Holocaust Survivor. Those are given up on too easily. Beautifully written and acted movie. The medium is the message. Strength can show itself in even the smallest of ways, simply by standing up for what is right. Man in the Park uncredited.