The Resource Pull of gravity, directed by El Sawyer & Jon Kaufman ; [produced by Media in Neighborhoods Group]

Pull of gravity, directed by El Sawyer & Jon Kaufman ; [produced by Media in Neighborhoods Group]

Label
Pull of gravity
Title
Pull of gravity
Statement of responsibility
directed by El Sawyer & Jon Kaufman ; [produced by Media in Neighborhoods Group]
Contributor
Director of photography
Editor of moving image work
Film director
Production company
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
"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? 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."--Container
Cataloging source
EYD
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Jon Kaufman ; editors, Derrick Toler, Jon Kaufman, El Sawyer ; creative producer, Seven Halsema ; music, Jesse Koolhaas
Intended audience
MPAA rating: NR
Language note
Chiefly in English, portions in Spanish with English subtitles; closed-captioned in English
LC call number
HV6021
LC item number
.P8 2015
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sawyer, El
  • Kaufman, Jon
  • Media in Neighborhoods Group
Runtime
80
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ex-convicts
  • Inner cities
  • Ex-convicts
  • Prisoners
  • Recidivism
  • Urban poor
  • Drug abuse and crime
  • Documentary films
  • Drug traffic
  • Prisoners
  • Prisons
  • Recidivism
  • Recidivists
  • Pennsylvania
Technique
live action
Label
Pull of gravity, directed by El Sawyer & Jon Kaufman ; [produced by Media in Neighborhoods Group]
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2013
  • Wide screen
  • Special feature: Behind the pull: Making 'Pull of Gravity' (9 min.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Intro -- Three men -- Growing up -- Jail -- Coming home -- The pull of gravity -- The streets
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (80 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color
Recording technique
stamping
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)923015865
System details
DVD; NTSC, region 1, 1080 high definition video 16X9
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Pull of gravity, directed by El Sawyer & Jon Kaufman ; [produced by Media in Neighborhoods Group]
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2013
  • Wide screen
  • Special feature: Behind the pull: Making 'Pull of Gravity' (9 min.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Intro -- Three men -- Growing up -- Jail -- Coming home -- The pull of gravity -- The streets
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (80 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color
Recording technique
stamping
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)923015865
System details
DVD; NTSC, region 1, 1080 high definition video 16X9
Video recording format
DVD

Library Locations

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