OUTTA THE MUCK - Family, Football and History - Film and Talk
THIS EVENT IS NOW VIRTUAL: SEE THE FILM ON VIMEO< JOIN THE TALK ON ZOOM!
Family, football and history come to life in an intimate portrait of the Dean family, longtime residents of the historic town of Pahokee, Florida. We take a journey back home, with filmmaker Ira McKinley, to the land of sugarcane, as he reconnects with his niece Bridget and nephew Alvin and explores their shared family history that spans seven generations. Told through stories that transcend space and time, Outta The Muck presents a community, and a family, that resists despair with love, remaining fiercely self-determined, while forging its own unique narrative of Black achievement.
Pahokee, Florida is a majority Black and Latinx town of just over 5,000 residents, under severe economic pressure - and its high school has a reputation for some of the best football players in the state - with over 60 drafted into the NFL.
Join us to screen Outta The Muck, and hear from the directors, Bhawin Suchak and Ira Mckinley online on Tuesday, Sept 26th at 6:30 PM. WIth your RSVP you will get a VIMEO link to view the film and a Zoom link to join the talk!
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A presentation of the Documentary Forum at CCNY and Third World Newsreel.