Independent Lens: Outta The Muck

Independent Lens: Outta The Muck

Mon, 02/06/2023 - 10:00pm - 11:00pm

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Credit: Bhawin Suchak

Family, football, and history come to life in an intimate portrait of the Dean family, longtime residents of the historic town of Pahokee, Florida.

Outta The Muck takes 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. Independent Lens: Outta The Muck airs Monday, February 6, 2023 at 10 p.m. on WXXI-TV.