The Throwaways is 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 filmmaker Ira McKinley. With rawness, urgency and power, this award-winning documentary film speaks directly to the national movement rising up to fight back against a wave of police killings of black people in America.
Timely and provocative, The Throwaways is more just than 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.
Post-film discussion with:
Ira McKinley, filmmaker
Bhawin Suchak, filmmaker
Moderated by Rahsaan Hall, Deputy Director, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice
Co-sponsored by YWCA Cambridge
This event is the Houston Institute’s contribution to the YWCA’s Stand Against Racism movement. Stand Against Racism is a national day of action to raise awareness that racism still exists in our communities and we cannot ignore or tolerate it.