About the Film:
The Throwaways is the story of homeless ﬁlmmaker and ex-felon, Ira McKinley,
documenting his struggle to bring positive changes to his community in inner-city
Albany, NY. As he strives to get his voice heard and capture the stories of people living
on the margins, McKinley confronts the unavoidable stories of his past and battles
against the stigma of being formerly incarcerated.! Guided by this personal narrative of
survival, The Throwaways is a timely and provocative look at the impact of mass
incarceration and police brutality on black males in America.