Document Type


Publication Date

Spring 3-11-2015

Embargo Period


Event Date

March 11, 2015


MDOCS, event, film, screening, Bhawin Suchak, Ira McKinley, The Throwaways


This was a flyer created for the documentary film screening of The Throwaways with filmmakers Bhawin Suchak and Ira McKinley.

Event details:

3/11 @ 2:30-3:30pm: Discussion with the filmmakers

3/11 @ 6:30pm: Screening of The Throwaways

Hosted by Race and Power with support from Office of the Dean of Students, Sociology, Project VIS and MDOCS.

Synopsis: 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. Learn more about the film at