700,000 prisoners are released each year in the U.S. What happens to them when they come home?
“Pull of Gravity” follows three men in different stages of reentry from prison to society. Filmed over the course of a year in North Philadelphia, filmmakers El Sawyer and Jon Kaufman spotlighted these different perspectives in a riveting view of life after prison.
I attended the screening at the National Constitution Center on Tuesday night (January 29) and the documentary was very eye opening. There was one scene with a young man by the name of T.T. and he spoke about his neighborhood being in a state of depression. He said, “all we get is criticism, but what we need is constructive criticism.” That scene was very riveting and you could feel a shift in the audience after he was done speaking.
Film makers El Sawyer and Jon Kaufman spoke with the Philadelphia Inquirer about the documentary, so make sure to check that out. Also, view the full trailer below and visit the official site for more info on future screenings.