Film Description: Homeboy Industries is the largest gang intervention program in the US, possibly the world. The people within the organization call it “a miracle,” a “family,” “magical,” and “a chance to be a better man.” With the motto “nothing stops a bullet like a job,” Father Greg Boyle has given gang members a chance to redirect their lives through hands on involvement in five separate businesses.

Film By: Wendy Carillo, USC

Winner: First Prize, 2009

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About the Elfenworks Campus Moviefest Student Social Justice Award The Elfenworks Foundation, in partnership with Campus MovieFest (CMF), invites students to enter the annual Elfenworks Campus Moviefest Student Social Justice competition. It’s an opportunity to win up to $10,000, make a difference with your art, and have fun, all at once. Learn more here