El Sawyer is a filmmaker and social justice advocate based in Philadelphia. Drawing on his own experience with incarceration, Sawyer speaks internationally on the challenges of reentry, recidivism, and neglected communities. He has won numerous awards for his film and community work met with President Obama about criminal justice reform and was named a 2016 Rauschenberg Foundation Artist-as-Activist fellow. In 2014, he co-founded Media In Neighborhoods Group (MING), a film company that specializes in the multimedia documentation of criminal justice issues and marginalized communities. https://www.ming-media.com/

GPFO will be talking with El Sawyer about his incredible journey at a special presentation on February 12 at 6:30-8 at the Black Box at the Philadelphia Film Center (formerly the Prince Theater.) Be sure to sign up on our mailing list to receive an invite.