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Walkout

DVD

110 minutes
Source: HBO Films

In 1968, Chicano high school students in East Los Angeles walked out of their schools to protest racial discrimination and poor conditions. This feature film tells the story of those students, how they organized the walkouts, and what changes happened as a result of their actions.

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