A massive protest by Mexican American high school students was a milestone in a movement for Chicano rights.
Based on an actual strike against the Empire Zinc Mine in New Mexico by Mexican-American workers seeking wage parity with Anglo workers in other mines and to be treated with dignity by the bosses. Stars Juan Chacon, Rosaura Revuelta, Will Geer. Full story of how the movie was made.
When ICE raids threaten her family, Ashley, a Mexican-American teenager living in California, is forced to become the breadwinner, working days in the strawberry fields and nights at a food processing company.