Bhawin Suchak and Ira McKinley with Social Change in Mind Productions (in collaboration with Youth FX) are in the final stages of production on a documentary titled Outta the Muck, which explores the town of Pahokee from the perspective of the Dean family. The Dean’s have lived in Pahokee for generations, giving the story a perspective that spans the past, present and future. Ira has a special connection to the community as well, where he used to visit family members throughout his youth.
After several years of collecting footage with the Pahokee High School football team, community members and more, the documentary has wrapped filming and will now undergo editing. “Once we have a completed film, we plan to showcase the documentary not only at festivals, on TV and streaming online, but we also plan to screen the film in historic black communities across the country,” said Bhawin. See more at itvs.org/films/outta-the-muck.