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An inner-city Baltimore boy is determined to make a difference and help put Baltimore on the map.

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Parents of the boys who attended the Baraka School are told that the school is closing.

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A young boy is disciplined by his teachers after he acts out in school.

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Boys from inner-city Baltimore arrive in Africa, where they are enrolled in the Baraka School.

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In Baltimore, 76 percent of African-American boys do not graduate from high school.

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Baraka boy Montrey starts off the school year fighting and mouthing off to teachers. Over time, he begins to understand the error of his ways.

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Boys who are uprooted from Baltimore to Kenya for schooling are homesick and act out at their school.

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A Baraka boy decides to get baptized so he can "stay on the right path."

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Two Baltimore boys watch fireworks on New Year's Eve while gunshots ring out in the housing projects around them.

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Baraka School participant initiated a ministry for senior citizens who are home-bound in Baltimore.

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A Baraka School administrator interviews inner-city Baltimore boys to determine who will be best served by the program, which would uproot them from their homes and take them to Kenya.

Filmmaker Interviews

Ewing and Grady talk about how their film became a mission when the alternative school they were profiling closed its doors.

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Sixteen-year-old Montrey Moore reflects back on his experiences at the Baraka School.

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Richard Keyser, one of the boys who appear in The Boys of Baraka, talks about the film.

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Sixteen-year-old Devon Brown talks about the changes he went through as a result of going to the Baraka School.

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Four African-American boys from poverty-stricken Baltimore travel to rural Kenya, where a teacher-student ratio of one to five, a strict disciplinary program and a comprehensive curriculum form the core of an extraordinary new journey in their transformation to men.

  • Updated on March 31, 2014

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Film Information

The Boys of Baraka

Premiere Date: September 12, 2006

Photos: Download Here

Trailer: Link

Filmmakers: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: Press Release

Filmmakers

Heidi Ewing
Heidi Ewing
Rachel Grady
Rachel Grady
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Critical Acclaim

In a city plagued by poverty where African-American boys are left behind more often than other children, a film documenting the unusual education of four has inspired the mayor to seek solutions to Baltimore's educational problems.”

— Emma Daly
The New York Times

 

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