THE WORK OF SAWYER PHILLIPS
Human experiences are at the center of every intriguing story.
PORTFOLIO OF WORK
Past. Present. Future.
INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR OF LOLA'S HOUSE, EVELINA GALANG
Evelina Galang on her book Lola's House about the Filipino "comfort women" who were captured by the Japanese in World War II and forced into sexual slavery. This is an interview I conducted and edited while interning at PBS's To the Contrary with Bonnie Erbé.
WHO WROTE THE BOOK OF LOVE?
Watch a rough cut of the documentary I'm editing and filming.
Who Wrote the Book of Love? explores stories surrounding the disappearance of Warren Davis of the doo-wop group The Monotones, who wrote the hit 1950's song Book of Love. The film takes Davis's great-niece's perspective, who uses family interviews, archival footage, historical accounts, and public documents to piece together a picture of an uncle who she only knows through oral history. Her search to uncover the truth behind the reveries sparks conversations about how stories are passed down, mental illness, tattered relationships, and black life during the Civil Rights era in Newark, New Jersey.