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Called From Darkness

About This Collection

Called From Darkness is a six-part documentary series that explores the spiritual dimensions of addiction recovery with an emphasis of finding community and recovering one’s own meaning and purpose. 

Produced by Paul Steinbroner and David Okimoto of TouchPoint Productions, Inc.,  specializing in inspirational films to help strengthen and build communities addressing addiction and homelessness, often intertwined, as social and spiritual crises. 

The series was 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. The second in the series, Soul Sanctuary, was released in June and a third, Stand Down about homeless veterans is scheduled for Fall 2019. If you are interested in arranging for a community screening and discussion please contact Ruth Ann Barrett at 415-377-1835.

For a presentation on the series Called from Darkness download here.



Curated by earthSayer

Homeboy Joy Ride by Paul Steinbroner (trailer)

Homeboy Joy Rideproduced by Paul Steinbroner and David Okimoto, is directed by Paul Steinbroner, an accomplished film maker with over thirty years specializing in topics related to addiction, neuropharmacology, and brain chemistry. This film is one of six segments of the documentary series Called from Darkness. 

Homeboy Joy Ride trailer (3:07)

Download a Brief Overview of the film for more detail.

To buy a DVD of Homeboy Joy Ride visit Homeboy Industries online store here.

Home Boy Industries in East L.A. is the living model of community and transformation. The whole community is on a Joy Ride - a Homeboy Joy Ride. Father Greg Boyle, S.J., founder of the Homeboy 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.


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

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