Father Greg Boyle has devoted most of hist entire life the the women and men
in the Homeboy community. Here is the trailer for a documentary of his
experiences and journey to starting Homeboy Industries, becoming who he is today.
G-DOG is about second chances — about a charismatic visionary who launched the largest, most successful gang intervention and rehab program in the US, now an international model, Homeboy Industries.
G-DOG tells the entertaining, hilarious and unlikely story of how a white Jesuit priest became an expert in gang lives. His name is Father Greg Boyle (G-Dog to his homies) and he works by a powerful idea: “Nothing stops a bullet like a job.” G-Dog’s unstoppable compassion has transformed the lives of thousands of Latino, Asian, and African American gang members.
His Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, with a 70% success rate at redirecting kids away from gang life, is global in influence — Manchester, Toronto, Hamburg, Rio and more. It provides tattoo removal, job training, counseling, yoga, fatherhood and substance abuse classes — all free. It’s the one place in the ‘hood that turns lives around: swapping violence for community and building toward a future of hope.
Cinedigm is debuting Oscar®-winning director Freida Mock’s award-winning G-DOG in conjunction with the company’s new 7-film, 7-week theatrical DOCURAMA film series, launching April 22 in theaters nationwide. The film opens the series on April 22, followed by its cable VOD premiere on April 23 and DVD/Digital release on April 30. The film, which
has become an audience favorite at film festivals around the world, first premiered in April 2012 at Toronto’s Hots Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, followed by its U.S. premiere in June at the Los Angeles Film Festival. G-DOG has been selected by the U.S. State Department to represent the States at U.S. embassies around the world as part of its 2013 American Film Showcase.
“Sketchnotes on The Calling of Delight with Fr. Greg Boyle
Remember Casey Kasem’s line: “Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars.” Father Greg Boyle does just that. He’s one of those amazing Jesuits who lives a life of the mind, then uses his moral imagination, and then puts these ideas into action. A priest well-known in certain circles for his gang intervention programs in Los Angeles, Fr. Boyle talks about things like kinship and service in the fullest sense — that we are all brothers and sisters who teach and learn from each other. As a Christian, he says the point of service is about finding kinship and “our common calling to delight in one another.”
Doug Neill’s sketchnotes pick up on this idea in our podcast of “The Calling of Delight”: “The day will never come when I am as holy as the people I serve.”
I’d ask you to sit down with these sketchnotes while listening to this show. See what you hear differently as you peruse these visual notes. Tell us what you thought we didn’t capture or could’ve emphasized differently.”