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The Throwaways

Rated SR Socially Relevant Film Festival Preview: The Throwaways Posted by Wilson Morales

March 18, 2014

Making its world premiere tonight at the Rated SR Socially Relevant Film Festival is The Throwaways, a look at police violence and the problem of mass incarceration up in Albany but also on a national scale.

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. 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. Guided by this personal narrative of survival, The Throwaways is a timely and provocative look at the impact of mass incarceration and police brutality on black males in America.

More than an illumination of marginalized people at their weakest moments; this film is a call to action, a story of directly engaging in the fight for justice.

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