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R| 1 hr. 24 min.

Plot Summary
This documentary follows a group of African-American parents in a violent Baltimore ghetto, who in 2002 choose to send their junior high boys to a boarding school in Kenya, believing that the children stand a better chance of a stable future in Africa than roaming Baltimore's poverty-stricken streets. Twenty boys attend, and when they return for break, the experiment seems worth the effort. However, with Kenya facing terrorist attacks, the group must assess where the greater risk lies.


Directors: Heidi Ewing , Rachel Grady

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: ThinkFilm

The Boys of Baraka (2005)

Release Date: November 30th, 2005|1 hr. 24 min.

critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 75
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    Gripping. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    The results are amazing, though bittersweet, and demonstrate how complicated and expensive it is (though not impossible) to break the cycle of poverty, crime and lack of education. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    The docu is not visually innovative, but the content more than makes up for what it lacks in style. show more

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