The high school students were very jealous of their own prerogatives and of their own independence. However, the school board refuses to consider the suggestions so Paula urges the students to walk out of school. Plot: Based on a true story, this made-for-cable drama set in East Los Angeles chronicles a March 1968 Latino student protest that was sparked by injustices and racial prejudice in the public school system. Interested in knowing what the movie's about? She meets a group of student activists from around and they decide to try to change the way students are treated. As I understand it, a lot of the Spanish-language radio disc jockeys were actively promoting the various protests around immigration, even many of the Spanish-language Univision personalities put out a public service ad for the big Saturday march in L.
Inspired by her Chicano teacher Sal Castro and despite opposition from her father , Paula joins in and helps hand out surveys to students to suggest improvements to the schools. It was an extremely democratic movement. Production Accountant Clerk as Elias Ontiveros. We do not host or upload any video, films, media files avi, mov, flv, mpg, mpeg, divx, dvd rip, mp3, mp4, torrent, ipod, psp , SockShare is not responsible for the accuracy, compliance, copyright, legality, decency, or any other aspect of the content of other linked sites. Starring , and , the film was directed by.
So there was a real sort of split in the media as the Spanish-language — while the English-language media paid almost no attention or criticized these protests, the Spanish-language media, in effect, helped to promote it. And we show that in the movie by interviewing and giving short clips to some of the leaders of the walkouts who were regular kids and who today are continuing to be activists in their particular profession. If above ways do not work, try to use other browsers. Running time 120 minutes Country United States Language English Spanish Walkout is a based on a true story of the 1968. And by then, Paula Crisostomo, who is featured in the Walkout film, was one of the leaders. Luis Rodriguez, Jasmine Chavez, high school student, one of those walking out, and finally, we want to thank Moctesuma Esparza, award-winning film producer. Paula invites Robert to prom, but while she is getting ready, the police suddenly arrest 12 of the leaders of the student movement.
We speak with the executive director of the film, Moctesuma Esparza. Many date the modern Chicano movement to the walkouts when some 20,000 teenagers took to the streets Many of the students who participated in the walkouts went on to successful careers in politics, academia and the arts. Belmont Teacher Rest of cast listed alphabetically:. They were able to see what their own circumstances were and how they were being oppressed, how they were being denied an opportunity for an education, an opportunity to fulfill their lives. And the results were just combustible.
But the peaceful rally gets out of hand when the cops overreact. Discovering a streaming service to buy, rent, download, or view the Edward Olmos-directed movie via subscription can be challenging, so we here at Moviefone want to do right by you. Young people themselves are gaining the leadership that took a few years in the past. And this was not lost on the kids in East L. They actually talked on air.
Times and the Herald, they did not publish or show or comment on the police violence. We welcome you to Democracy Now! There are blows that were recorded on film that were like death blows. These were rival stations that probably were competing, you know. I do know that there was organizing that was going on, but it was much faster. And throughout the world, young people are looking to change the world. Moctesuma Esparza joins us on the line from California, headed to Mexico today.
So we went on it very methodically. Paula decides to invite the students' families to the protests, hoping their presence will deter police brutality. Robert is on duty there and tries to stop her, but she continues leading the crowd until all 12 students and Sal are released. I mean, it makes Rodney King look like a picnic, really, because Rodney King was a gentleman who was evading arrest. Jimmy Crisostomo as Austin Noah Marques.
She and her husband, then boyfriend were roommates of mine in college. There were twelve of us, Chicano students, that started the organization, and we made a commitment that we would go help organize the rest of the campuses. But I do agree with Moctesuma, it took a lot longer. Schools taught a curriculum that largely ignored or denied Mexican-American history and Chicano students were steered toward menial labor and away from college by counselors and school officials. The kids did it on their own.
And the students — high school students like those you were with 38 years ago are walking out. And we then gave ourselves the assignments for each campus to mentor the high school students of a particular high school. Paula Crisostomo now Romo is not Mexican- American--she is Filipina-American. It is an astonishing event that this movie got made at all. Another was award-winning filmmaker Moctesuma Esparza, who was indicted for his role in organizing the walkouts. We are joined on the line by now by award-winning film producer and community activist, Moctesuma Esparza. Other student Walk Out protests in May 2006 were in part inspired by the film.
None of the footage appears on the news and the students are painted as violent agitators with Communist ties. And they made all of their decisions. Based on a true story, student activist and Mexican-American Paula Crisostomo Vega , tired of being treated unequally, decides to take action and stage a walkout at five East Los Angeles high schools in 1968, to protest educational conditions and complain of anti-Mexican educational bias along with some 10,000 students. We had a huge conference that summer of 1967, in which college students — there were a couple of hundred — came together from throughout Southern California. Esparza and 12 others were arrested and jailed for conspiracy to disturb the peace.