Hilary Swank stars in this gripping story of inner city kids raised on drive-by shootings
and hard-core attitude - and the teacher who gives them the one thing they need most: a
voice of there own. Dropped into the free-fire zone of a school torn by violence and racial
tension, teacher Erin Gruwell battles an uncaring system in a fight to make the classroom
matter in her students lives. Now, telling their own stories, and hearing the stories of
others, a group of supposedly "unteachable" teens will discover the power of tolerence,
reclaim their shattered lives, and change their world.