Entertainment Weekly - 03/16/2007
"The most riveting moments come in a coda, which incorporates archival footage of the actual walkouts and affecting interviews..." -- Grade: B
Oscar-nominated actor Edward James Olmos (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA) directs this true story of a student protest in East Los Angeles in 1968. Led by Paula Crisostomo (Alexa Vega), a number of Chicano students walk out of their high school. The teens want to voice their opposition to the racist policies they encounter on a daily basis. With the help of a concerned teacher played by Michael Peña (WORLD TRADE CENTER), Paula organizes students from five area schools to join the historic demonstration. Featuring an all-star cast, WALKOUT tells the personal and political story of a group of students who worked to change the world.
High School Experiences |
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