Director/Producers Bhawin Suchak and Ira McKinley with Social Change in Mind Productions (with help from Youth FX) are currently filming a documentary in Pahokee titled Outta The Muck. The documentary will explore the town from the perspective of the Dean family who has lived there for generations. Ira has a special connection to the community, where he used to visit family while growing up.
“It has been especially nice to reconnect with family in the area through the process of making this film,” said Ira. “The landscape in the Glades is incredibly beautiful, and we have captured some amazing footage.” The film is currently in production with support from Sundance, Southern Documentary Fund and ITVS. “In addition to showcasing the documentary at festivals, on television and streaming online, we hope to incorporate a broad plan to screen in historic black communities across the country,” said Bhawin. See more at itvs.org/films/outta-the-muck.