5th Annual Art of Transformation Series: Film Screening of "The Throwaways"
FREE with RSVP.
THE THROWAWAYS (2014 | 62 minutes)
Directed by Bhawin Suchak & Ira McKinley
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.
"The Throwaways courageously explores the most pressing racial justice issue of our time: the mass incarceration and racial profiling of poor people of color." - Michelle Alexander, Author of The New Jim Crow
SCREENING DONE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH FREEDOM FLICKS.
The 5th Annual Art of Transformation Series (AOT), which includes an exhibition and related programming presented by the Opa-locka Community Development Corporation, is a celebration of Opa-locka’s revitalization through the arts. Curated by Tumelo Mosaka, the AOT is themed “SAY IT LOUD!” and will feature an exhibition of work by prominent contemporary artists Michael Paul Britto, Myra Greene, Joshua R. McFadden, Mario Pfeifer and Roberto Visani, and films by Bhawin Suchak & Ira McKinley and Stanley Nelson.
“SAY IT LOUD!” is inspired by the James Brown song of the same name that addresses racial discrimination and calls for black empowerment. The call in this context is a rallying cry for all to mobilize against injustice and discrimination, as well as embrace black culture pride in the United States and African Diaspora. The artists explore a range of experiences that not only address the re-imagination and representation of blackness, but also examine the fear, trauma, and grief transpiring in black communities.
For Sponsorship & Partnership Inquiries, contact: Aileen Alon, OLCDC Director of Arts & Creative Industry - firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-687-3545 x224.
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