Pull of Gravity (educational)

    • Directed and Produced by: El Sawyer and Jon Kaufman
Released: 2015
Running Time: 80 min
Language:  English,
Subjects: Criminal Justice, Sociology

 As part of the 700,000 prisoners released into society every year, the 3 main characters of this film 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?

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 lens captures its subjects as they lay bare their stories, fears, and tentative dreams.