Premiering March 18, Walkout is a powerful film created by HBO on the Chicano student walkouts that shook Los Angeles in 1968. Directed by Edward James Olmos, the film is an inspiring depiction of one of the most important episodes in the Chicano national movement.
Carlos Montes, a veteran Chicano activist who helped lead the 1968 walkouts, is portrayed in the film and gives it high marks, stating, “This film is important because it shows that Chicanos have a long history of struggle for self-determination. This film shows the struggle for equality in education and against the racist system. It shows an organized mass movement can create social change and revolution.”