G-Dog opens Docurama Film Festival on April 22 – 7 films in 7 weeks

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Docurama Films has been presenting compelling documentaries since 1999 in a vast array of subjects, from arts, history, politics to social, ethnic and gender issues. On April 22, they present a national film festival that will feature 7 documentaries in 7 weeks, starting with G-Dog, about Father Greg Boyle, a white Jesuit priest who’s spent 25 years in East LA helping gang members turn a new path with counseling, job training, education and tattoo removal through his non profit organization Homeboy Industries. His motto is “Nothing Stops a Bullet like a Job”  and his vision of providing hope and real opportunity to escape the cycle of poverty and violence has become a global model for social reform.

Here are the dates and screening locations for the national release of G-Dog and the other 6 films in the series:

G-Dog featuring Homeboy Industries April 22 – April 28 – Locations
Written and directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Freida Mock (Maya Lin: A Strong Vision), G-DOG is the remarkable story of Father Greg Boyle, a white Jesuit priest in East Los Angeles, and the tough street kids there who love him.

Vivan Las Antipodas April 29 – May 5 – Locations
Russian director Victor Kossakovsky’s kaleidoscopic documentary juxtaposes tranquil landscapes of Argentina with the clamor of Shanghai – two of eight “antipodes” explored in this beautifully rendered world-spanning film.

The World Before Her May 6 – May 12 – Locations
Moving between the transformative action of a boot camp in Bombay for beauty pageant contestants and Durgha Vahini, a right-wing military camp for young women, director Nisha Pahuja places the faces and voices of young Indian women at the center of her provocative film.

The Fruit Hunters May 13 – May 19 – Locations
Acclaimed actor and community activist Bill Pullman stars in director Yung Chang’s exploration of nature’s sweetest bounty.

Charge Movie May 20 – May 26 – Locations
From the director of Faster and Fastest (Mark Neale), and narrated by actor and motorcycle enthusiast Ewan McGregor, CHARGE is proof that maniacs on motorcycles can be a force for global good.

Ping Pong Film May 27 – June 2 – Locations
Veteran TV producer Hugh Hartford’s debut documentary feature follows 8 senior citizens from around the world – with 703 years between them – competing for gold in the Over 80 Table Tennis Championship in Inner Mongolia.

London: The Modern Babylon June 3 – June 9 – Locations
Director Julien Temple (Joe Strummer:The Future is Unwritten) time-travels through London from the start of the 20th Century to the 2012 Olympics, threading past and present voices with film archives and popular music across the century.

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3 thoughts on “G-Dog opens Docurama Film Festival on April 22 – 7 films in 7 weeks

  1. Hey, thanks for all the songs in our FB group! Like them!
    So, I’d wanna ask, if you’re interested in writing some posts on world music too?

    Greetings
    Xandi

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