By Dan Wing
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Over 700,000-inmates are released from jail every year in the United States, but what happens when they come home? That’s the question asked in the documentary film “Pull of Gravity,” which was the focus of a premiere and panel discussion at the National Constitution Center Monday evening.
The film was directed by El Sawyer who shares his journey from the State Prison at Graterford back to North Philadelphia, and how he managed to avoid becoming a victim of Recidivism. Not only does it follow 3-men as they re-enter society, but it also attempts to show others that there is more to these men than the fact they spent time in jail.
“Peopl to look and see real people. They have lives, they have families. These are brothers and sons. The women that come home as well. But for police officers to see a realistic person there as opposed to a statistic.”
You can learn more about the film, which is sponsored by the U-S Attorney’s office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, online at www.Pullofgravityfilm.com.