Outta the Muck

Institute History


Family, football, and history come to life in an intimate portrait of the Dean family, longtime residents of the historic town of Pahokee, Florida. As we journey home to the land of sugar cane with filmmaker Ira McKinley, he reconnects with his niece Bridget and nephew Alvin and explores their shared family history, which spans seven generations. Told through stories that transcend space and time, Outta the Muck presents an intimate portrait of a community that revisits despair with love, remaining fiercely self-determined while forging its own unique narrative of Black achievement.


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