Publication Information
[New York, N.Y.] : HBO Video, c2006.

Physical Description
1 videodisc (111 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.

General Note
DVD format.
Originally broadcast by HBO as a made-for-television motion picture on March 18, 2006.
Special feature: Audio commentaries with director Edward James Olmos and producer Moctesuma Esparza [optional audio feature]; Audio commentary with writers Ernie Contreras and Marcus De Leon [optional audio feature]; Audio commentary with writer Timothy Sexton [optional audio feature].

We lost our legacy -- Chicano leadership -- Chilapina -- Agitators -- Be sensible -- Que viva La Raza -- Get organized -- Walkout -- Proud? -- Beautiful day -- Never give up -- Chicano power.

Based on a true story, the film describes how L.A.'s public schools treat Mexican-American students in 1968, with a mixture of negligence, apathy, and occasional cruelty. Graduation rates are low, students caught speaking Spanish in class are paddled on the spot, they are denied access to bathrooms at lunch. Paula Crisostomo is smart and gets good grades, but when she attends a student leadership conference at a wealthy Westside facility, she begins to see the bigger cultural picture. With inspiration from a sympathetic young teacher, Sal Castro, Paula becomes a major force in organizing huge walkouts from five East L.A. schools.

Reading Level
Rating: TV-14.

Personal Subject
Crisostomo, Paula-Drama-Video recordings.
Castro, Sal-Drama-Video recordings.

Discrimination -- Drama -- Video recordings.
Mexican Americans -- Civil rights -- Drama -- Video recordings.
Civil rights demonstrations -- California -- East Los Angeles -- Drama -- Video recordings.
High school students -- Political activity -- California -- Los Angeles -- Drama -- Video recordings.
Made-for-TV movies -- Video recordings.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
DVD videodiscs.

Geographic Term
East Los Angeles (Calif.) -- History -- Drama -- Video recordings.

Added Author
Olmos, Edward James.
De Leon, Marcus, 1958-
Contreras, Ernie.
Sexton, Timothy J., 1959-
Villaseñor, Victor.
Bruce, Lisa.
Vega, Alexa.
Peña, Michael, 1976-
Arias, Yancey.
Harring, Laura, 1964-
Ramirez, Efren, 1973-
Warshofsky, David.
Valdez, Jeremy Ray, 1980-
Hernandez, Jonathan, 1983 May 8-
Gomez, Fidel.
Spain, Douglas, 1974-
Garcia, Jesse, 1982-
Serrano, Rosino.
Esparza, Moctesuma.

Added Corporate Author
HBO Films.
Maya Pictures (Firm)
Amicas Entertainment (Firm)
Y.O.Y. Productions.
Esparza/Katz Productions (Firm)
Olmos Productions, Inc.
HBO Video (Firm)

LibraryCollectionMaterial TypeCall NumberStatus
Washington BranchDigital Video DiscDigital Video Disc(DVD) Walkout (2006)Lost