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Becoming Fools is a documentary inspired by the legacy of a single person 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, the street youth wanted to honor their mentor and share he story of his legacy. Athentikos worked with them, using the I Am Art initiative to empower their dreams. Professional entertainers mentored the youth in a theatrical production on a distinguished stage. With odds stacked against them, perhaps they’re fools for believing it can be done. Or perhaps, Becoming Fools is exactly what they needed.