Walkout is a 2006 HBO film based on a true story of the 1968 East L.A. walkouts. It premiered March 18, 2006 on HBO. Starring Alexa Vega, Efren Ramirez and Michael Peña, the film was directed by Edward James Olmos. Moctezuma Esparza, one of the students who was involved in the walkouts, was the film's executive producer and many of the actors playing parents in the film were also protesters.The movie is a powerful way to look at how students can initiate grassroots change, and also a great way to explore Mexican-American history in the United States.
These 22 teacher-generated questions are designed to help students focus in on key information during this powerful movie.
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