Athentikos will leverage Becoming Fools with AMG International in a US Screening tour to make a difference in the lives of homeless and at-risk youth.
Athentikos will present Becoming Fools in a US screening tour beginning in spring 2014 to engage audiences in the issue of homeless and at-risk youth, and present opportunities to respond. Our global response partner for the US screening tour is AMG International, a Christian missionary agency that holistically serves in over 30 countries around the world. Becoming Fools audiences will be given opportunities to respond through the AMG Bridge to Life initiative, which protects at-risk youth from 3 years old to young adulthood.
AMG Bridge to Life includes:
• Higher Education
Examples of children in the AMG Bridge to Life Initiative
The Becoming Fools story takes place in Guatemala, but the issues of at-risk youth and homelessness exist everywhere.
In addition to AMG, Athentikos will present unique opportunities to respond to the issues of at-risk youth and homelessness through a local organization in each city, including homeless shelters, counseling services, food banks, vocational training centers, and organizational cooperatives.
Becoming Fools is a documentary inspired by the legacy of a man who lived as a fool and died as a friend.
Italo Castro was a professional clown who became a father figure to countless street youth in Guatemala City. After his tragic death, professional entertainers rally around street youth to honor their fallen hero in a theatrical production on a distinguished stage. The odds are stacked against this dysfunctional troupe, but they’re determined. Perhaps they’re fools for believing it can be done. Or perhaps … Becoming Fools is exactly what they needed … because the journey of a fool leads to the heart of a child. The film was inspired by the passion, commitment and legacy of one man – Italo Castro. Imagine what is possible with a group of fools working together!