About the film
based on a true story
Release Date: March 18, 2006
|Slogan||:||«Reading. Writing. Revolution.»|
|Production Companies||:||Maya Pictures, Esparza / Katz Productions, Olmos Productions, HBO Films|
|Director||:||Edward James Olmos|
|Writers||:||Timothy J. Sexton, Marcus DeLeon, Ernie Contreras, Victor Villaseñor|
Walkout is the true story of a young Mexican American high school teacher, Sal Castro. He mentors a group of students in East Los Angeles, when the students decide to stage a peaceful walkout to protest the injustices of the public school system. Set against the background of the civil rights movement of 1968, it is a story of courage and the fight for justice and empowerment.