The Pushouts

PRESENTED BY: Meaningful Movies in Santa Barbara
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6:30 PM, Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Location: Santa Barbara (click for map)

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 three 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 youth of Yo!Watts, “The Pushouts” interrogates crucial questions of race, class, and power – and the promise and perils of education – at a particularly urgent time.

Special Guests: Dr. Victor Rios; Dr. Rebeca Mireles Rios

Release Year: 2018

Running Time: 56 minutes

Director: Katie Galloway & Dawn Valadez

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