The Pushouts

Description

I was in prison before I was even born. so begins the story of Dr. Victor Rios who, by 15, was a high school dropout and gang member with multiple felony convictions and a death wish. But when a teacher's quiet persistence, a mentor's moral conviction, and his best friend's murder converge, Rios's path takes an unexpected turn. Through Rios's personal lens and its interplay with the stories of the young people of YO!Watts, The Pushouts interrogates crucial questions of race, class, & power - and the promise and perils of education - at a particularly urgent time.

Cast & Credits

PRINCIPAL CAST
VICTOR RIOS, PH.D
MARTIN FLOREZ
FLORA RUSS
LOVE JEFFERSON
DULCE
WILLIAM
RYNESHA
IDENIS
 
DIRECTOR / PRODUCER / WRITER - KATIE GALLOWAY
CO-DIRECTOR/ PRODUCER - DAWN VALADEZ
PRODUCER / CO-WRITER - DANIELLA BROWER SUEUGA
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER - SHARON TILLER
EDITOR - STEPHANIE MECHURA
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY - MARIO FURLONI

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