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"No hopeful kid joins a gang."
  • NR
  • 2012
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 7.3  (117)

G-Dog is an inspiring documentary film released in 2012, directed by Academy Award winner Freida Mock. The film is a heart-warming portrayal of the work of Father Gregory Boyle, a Jesuit catholic priest who has dedicated his life to serving his community through Homeboy Industries—a youth rehabilitation and re-entry program in Los Angeles, California. The movie portrays the life-changing work of Father Boyle and his team at Homeboy Industries and the struggles of the youth in the gangs he works with.

The film takes us on a journey of Father Boyle's life, from his time as a young boy in the San Gabriel Valley, California, to his time as a pastor in a Los Angeles church. We see how he became involved in Homeboy Industries and how he has been dedicated to working with young people in his community to help them turn their lives around. The documentary highlights Boyle's compassionate work to help these young people get out of gangs and find a place in society.

Throughout the film, we witness Father Boyle's unwavering commitment towards guiding gang members to a better life. He is a role model, a mentor, and a father figure for the hundreds of young people who have come through the doors of Homeboy Industries seeking guidance and a fresh start. The film brings to life the work of Homeboy Industries, which was founded in 1988, and explores how it has given hope to gang members who have been marginalized and often forgotten.

The film shows how Father Boyle has been able to create a safe environment in which young people who have been involved in gangs can learn life skills, get a job, find a place to live, and receive therapy. Through his work with the organization, Father Boyle has been able to get the community to embrace the youth and give them a second chance.

The documentary is filled with inspirational stories of young people who have taken advantage of the resources offered at Homeboy Industries to transform their lives. We see how the program has enabled them to find hope and in many cases, helped them change their thinking and turn away from the destructive life of gangs.

The film highlights the integral role of the entire Homeboy Industries team with whom Father Boyle works, including lawyers, therapists, and a bakery team. The story of the bakery team is especially heart-warming, as they share their personal journeys towards bettering themselves, and how making bread has become a metaphor for their lives.

Aside from the stories of the youth Boyle has helped, the documentary also explores the danger and hardships of serving the gang community. The documentary discusses incidents where Father Boyle was threatened and shoots have been fired into the homeboy bakery. The streets in the area surrounding Homeboy Industries are rife with violence, and the film brings to light the threat Boyle and the team face on a daily basis.

G-Dog is an inspirational and heart-warming documentary that showcases the life-affirming work of Father Boyle and his team at Homeboy Industries. It is a story of hope and transformation, and the film shows how one man's dedication towards helping the youth in his community can make a positive difference in the world. The story leaves the viewers inspired, and offers a glimpse of the life-changing work of Homeboy Industries, and how it has been able to break the cycle of gang violence and offer hope to the disaffected youth.

G-Dog is a 2012 documentary with a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.3.

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    7.3  (117)