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Third World Newsreel Announces Release of ‘The Throwaways’ (On Impact of Police Brutality & Incarceration on Black Community)

Third World Newsreel Announces Release of 'The Throwaways' (On Impact of Police Brutality & Incarceration on Black Community)

Third World Newsreel (TWN) has announced its release of “The Throwaways,” the award-winning feature documentary directed by Bhawin Suchak & Ira McKinley.

The very timely and topical film is described as “a personal exploration of the devastating impact of police brutality and mass incarceration on the black community told through the eyes of formerly incarcerated activist Ira McKinley. With a raw and powerful urgency, the film speaks directly to the national movement that is rising up and fighting back against a wave of police killings of black people in America.”

Telling the story of homeless filmmaker and ex-felon, Ira McKinley, the film documents his fight to revamp and revitalize his inner-city Albany, NY community. “As he strives to get his voice heard and capture the stories of people living on the margins, McKinley confronts the unavoidable stories of his past and battles against the stigma of being formerly incarcerated.”

“The Throwaways” has screened at dozens of film festivals nationwide, as well as universities and community centers across the United States and Canada.

Awards won include Best Documentary at Long Beach Indie Film Festival and the New York Hi-Light Award at the Harlem International Film Festival.

It’s upcoming scheduled screenings follow, and its a promo trailer follows underneath: 

January 10th, 7pm
Proctors GE Theater, Schenectady, NY
Q&A with co-directors Ira McKinley & Bhawin Suchak

January 13th
Heritage Lecture Series w/ Cornel West & Douglas Blackmon, St. Petersburg, FL
Q&A with co-director Ira McKinley 

January 24th, 6:30pm
Timberland Regional Library, Olympia, WA
Q&A with co-director Bhawin Suchak

January 25th, 7pm
Clinton Street Theater, Portland, OR
Q&A with co-director Bhawin Suchak

January 29th, 6pm & 8pm
International House UC Berkeley sponsored by KPFA
Q&A with co-directors Ira McKinley & Bhawin Suchak

February 4th
Weber State University
Q&A with co-directors Ira McKinley & Bhawin Suchak

March 4th, 6pm
Syracuse University
Q&A with co-directors Ira McKinley & Bhawin Suchak

Watch the promo below:

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