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The Throwaways - film on Mass Incarceration/Police Brutality

When: Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: encuentro5 (e5) • 9A Hamilton Place • Close to Park Street T station and Suffolk Law School] • Boston

 encuentro 5 invites you to a screening of the documentary film The Throwaways followed by a Q&A with the directors of the film on

Wednesday April 22 7PM

9A Hamilton Pl, Boston, Massachusetts 02108
[Near Park st T-station and Suffolk Law School]

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Suggested Donation - $5-$10 (no one turned away!)

The Throwaways (2014 | 62 minutes) 

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.


Link to trailer:

"The Throwaways courageously explores the most pressing racial justice issues of our time: 
the mass incarceration and profiling of poor people of color. "

- Michelle Alexander
author, The New Jim Crow

Featured on Democracy Now! --
"Amidst national outrage over police brutality, The Throwaways documents police shootings 
and the consequences of mass incarceration with searing detail.” 

- Amy Goodman
host, Democracy Now!

Featured on Global Citizen Blog: Top 5 Black Activist Movements You Need to Know About

Supported by Mass Global Action, Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP).
[Anyone wishing to co-sponsor the event please contact me directly -]
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