CPGC Social Justice Film Series- Pull of Gravity

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (ET)
VCAM VCAM 001
Event Type
Film
Contact
Keene, Stephanie
Department
Center for Peace and Global Citizenship
Link
https://ems-web.quaker.haverford.edu/MasterCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?EventDetailId=69270

 

About the film: North Philadelphia, PA – Kev, El, and Andy are three men united by one struggle: they are trying to defy gravity. As part of the 700,000 prisoners released into society every year, they find themselves faced with a chilling outlook: 67% of ex-offenders re-offend within three years. What explains this invisible force that keeps former inmates in a seemingly unending cycle of incarceration?

Filmed on the street over the course of two years, Pull of Gravity is an intimate portrait of these three men that confronts head-on the gritty details of lives cut short by poverty and drugs, where dealing is seen as the only route to economic prosperity, where using offers an escape from powerlessness, and where prison is too often the next stop. The film’s unfiltered lense captures its subjects as they lay bare their stories, fears, and tentative dreams.


Join us for the film followed by a conversation with El Sawyer (filmmaker) and other people directly impacted by incarceration.


Co-sponsored by the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship and VCAM

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