Stories from an Undeclared War

“Stories from an Undeclared War” is the powerful story of 150 at-risk students from Long Beach, Calif., who were once considered unteachable. But inspired by their teacher, Erin Gruwell, and the writings of Anne Frank, the students discover a new way to express themselves. The documentary follows the students’ story from the first day of freshman year in 1994 to the present day. In a racially divided community where adolescents have been exposed to drugs, gang warfare, and homicides,
Gruwell makes it her goal to teach the students to put down their fists and guns and to pick up a pen. To do this, she juxtaposes their typical reality in urban America with some of the worst examples of man’s inhumanity to man. The once-hardened teens have an epiphany that they live in an undeclared war, and writing becomes their salvation. From:

83 minutes

Shown at

  1. 23rd Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival - 2013

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