Contest: Freedom Writers On DVD

Freedom Writers hits DVD store shelves on April 17th, and we have a copy for one lucky /Film reader. All you need to enter is to e-mail us with the reason why you should win. On April 18th we will e-mail the winner with the best answer. More information on the release can be found after the jump.

The film portrays the story of Erin Gruwell, a high school teacher in Long Beach, California, who encouraged her class of at-risk students to overcome the gangs that divided them and the educational system that failed them, and to tell their stories in their own words. The journals the students were inspired to write ultimately became the book The Freedom Writers Diary.  The film features an outstanding cast of young actors, many of whom grew up surrounded by gang violence and were able to draw upon their own experiences on the street to portray Gruwell's students with gritty authenticity.  FREEDOM WRITERS also stars two-time Golden Globe nominee** Patrick Dempsey ("Grey's Anatomy"), Scott Glenn (Training Day) and Imelda Staunton (Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix). The FREEDOM WRITERS DVD includes feature-length commentary with director/writer Richard LaGravenese and Hilary Swank, deleted scenes, "Making 'A Dream'", "Freedom Writers Family", "Freedom Writers: The Story Behind The Story" and a photo gallery.