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Called From Darkness is a six-part documentary series that explores the spiritual and social dimensions of those who find sobriety and authentic community after having lost loved ones to overdose.  

Produced by Paul Steinbroner and David Okimoto it continues the work of CNS Productions, a publishing and distribution company specializing in topics related to addiction, neuropharmacology and brain chemistry.  

The series is being introduced with the release of Homeboy Joy Ride, a thirty-minute, exploration of the people of Homeboy Industries in East L.A. founded by Father Greg Boyle, S.J. 

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Homeboy Joy Ride by Paul Steinbroner (trailer)

Homeboy Joy Ride, produced by Paul Steinbroner and David Okimoto, is directed by Paul Steinbroner, founder of CNS Productions, a leader in drug education since 1980. It is one of six segments of the documentary Called from Darkness. 

Homeboy Joy Ride (3:07)

Home Boy Industries in East L.A. is the living model of community and transformation. It is the starting point on a joy ride that takes people suffering from addiction, isolation, and marginalization to a "heaven on earth." This is where individuals come together to heal themselves and each other and rebuild their communities by finding meaning and purpose.

The whole community is on a Joy Ride - a Homeboy Joy Ride.

Father Greg Boyle, S.J., founder of the community reminds us, "We want to create a community of tenderness because the highest form of spiritual maturity is tenderness so if love is the answer community is the context."

Download an overview (PDF) of Homeboy Joy Ride here. It includes an "In Brief" description of Homeboy Joy Ride, quotes from homeboys and girls, crew, music, and reviews plus a synopsis of the five other Called From Darkness segments.

August 21, 2018

Contact Ruth Ann Barrett, ruthann@reddigitalmarketing.com, 415-377-1835.


EarthSayers Fr. Greg Boyle, S.J.; David Okimoto; Paul Steinbroner

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