G-Dog: A Documentary Film
by Kristyn Komarnicki
If you read PRISM, you've heard of Homeboy Industries, the largest gang intervention program in the US. Jan Johnson's article about the ministry, "Jobs Not Jails," snagged a blue ribbon at the Evangelical Press Awards. A documentary about Homeboy founder Father Greg is being released this week that you won't want to miss.
Here's the press release info:
Since its inception in 1988, Homeboy Industries has become a safe haven for helping former gang members and previously incarcerated men and women redirect their lives. Father Greg is also known fondly by the homies as Father G or G-Dog. His passionate work with Homeboy Industries is profiled in a new, critically acclaimed documentary from Academy Award winning filmmaker Freida Mock.
G-DOG tells the entertaining, heartwarming, and unlikely story of how a white Jesuit priest became an expert in gang life and how his powerful mantra, "Jobs not Jails," is changing the way we approach rehabilitation and reform for those looking for a way out of the cycle.
G-DOG opens in theaters this week for a special one-week engagement in over 15 cities across the United States. Check to see if it's coming to your city!