The Boys of Baraka Poster

Release Date: 2005

DVD Release Date: June 6th, 2006

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.

Director: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Loki Films

Keywords: 2000s, Underdog, Escape, Growing up, Inspiring, Police officer, Mother, School, Transformation, Family, Father

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