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.