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.
Athentikos is leveraging the story of Becoming Fools with AMG International in a US Screening tour to make a difference in the lives of at-risk youth.
Athentikos will present Becoming Fools in a US screening tour beginning in spring 2014 to engage audiences in the issue 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 AMG’s Bridge to Life initiative, which protects at-risk youth from 3 years old to young adulthood.
The Becoming Fools story takes place in Guatemala, but the issues of at-risk youth and homelessness exist everywhere. The Becoming Fools US screening tour will also present unique opportunities to respond to the issue of at-risk youth and homelessness through a local organization in each city.
We believe films are called motion pictures not only because they are pictures that are moving, but also because they have the power to move people. We’re partnering with several organizations responding to the needs of homelessness and at-risk youth to inspire audiences to:
- Sponsor children in holistic programs for at-risk youth
- Facilitate rehabilitation
- Provide family support services
- Develop centers for the youth to receive holistic help
- Invest in micro-enterprise and provide vocational training
- Foster & adopt children
Screening Tour Information
coming soon …