Today the challenge is a film that inspired me.
I taught art in a clinical setting for five years. I combined photography and writing, but writing did not come easy for the at-risk children I taught. Finding a way to inspire them and motivate them was a challenge. When I discovered this film, I made it part of my curriculum.
Of course, because of the nature of the film, I always had to get parental permission to show the film. I learned quickly that the reality of their lives was often worse than the film, so getting permission was never a problem.
“Freedom Writers” is a 2007 film written and directed by Richard LaGravenese. It is based on the book The Freedom Writers Diaries, real life experiences of a teacher by Erin Gruwell.
I decided to take on this challenge for July after reading about it from SandmanJazz. Check out his blog and his entry for the twenty-fifth day of the challenge. Maybe even join in!