Humanities Department to Screen Film on Police Brutality in the African American Community on November 11, 2015

November 04 2015
Category: Academics


On November 11, the Humanities Division, the Arts and Lectures Committee, and the Honors Program at Elmira College will sponsor a viewing of THE THROWAWAYS, 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. The screening begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Gannett-Tripp Lecture Hall, Gannett-Tripp Library.

With rawness, urgency and power, the 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 is the winner of Best Documentary Award at the Long Beach Indie Film Festival and the New York Hi-Light Award at the Harlem International Film Festival, and has screened at dozens of film festivals, theaters, universities and community centers across the United States and Canada. The film provides a personal narrative of survival and struggle within the context of larger structural constructs, serving as an ideal platform for discussions about issues of police brutality, mass incarceration, racism, on black males in America. 

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(2014, 62 min, US, Color, Full HD 1920p x 1080p, 16:9, Dolby Digital Stereo)