In G-Dog, a documentary directed by Academy Award winner Freida Lee Mock (Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision), we follow Boyle during a tumultuous year for Homeboy Industries. In 2010, the organization faced adversity in the form of crippling financial difficulties and two murders that served as a reminder that the streets are never too far away. Father Boyle's idea that, “nothing stops a bullet like a job” suddenly seemed like just that: an idea. Despite these arduous times, a sense of unconditional love permeates the air between everyone that steps foot into Homeboy Industries and a sense of community rather than self is paramount to these individuals. A loyalty that perhaps lingers in their DNA from their days of gang activity. Laced with humor and sweetness that betray the neighborhoods these men and women come from, G-Dog is a heartfelt, feel good movie about the difference one man has made to thousands just because he made an effort to try.
Out now at Cinema Village, NYC, 'G-Dog' is part of Docudrama, a slate of seven films that includes newly acquired titles fresh off the festival circuit.
Written by Juan Caceres and Vanessa Erazo, LatinoBuzz is a weekly feature on SydneysBuzz that highlights Latino indie talent and upcoming trends in Latino film with the specific objective of presenting a broad range of Latino voices. Follow @LatinoBuzz on Twitter and Facebook.