The Throwaways

  • Feature Documentary,
  • 62 min,
  • USA

Screenings:
Friday, October 17: 10:15 AM Moffat-Ladd House,

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  • Director: Ira McKinley and Bhawin Suchak
  • Producers: Ira McKinley and Bhawin Suchak

The Throwaways is the story of homeless filmmaker and ex-felon, Ira McKinley, documenting his struggle to bring positive changes to his community in inner-city Albany, NY.  Informed by McKinley’s personal narrative of survival, the film is a timely and provocative look at the impact of mass incarceration and police brutality on black males in America.   As he strives to get his voice heard and capture the stories of people rising up, McKinley confronts the unavoidable stories of his past and battles against the stigma of being an ex-felon.   Ultimately The Throwaways is more that just an illumination of marginalized people at their weakest moments; it is a call to action, a story of directly engaging in the fight for justice.