Erin Gruwell (Hilary Swank) teaches a group of students in L.A. to apply themselves and raise their expectations of life and of themselves. In "Freedom Writers," she makes all the difference in the world to her students.
Our story. Our words. When a young teacher, Erin Gruwell, (Hilary Swank) inspires her class of at-risk students in Long Beach, Calif., to learn tolerance, apply themselves in school, and pursue education beyond their expectations, they form a group called the Freedom Writers. It's a great story.