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Download the discussion guide for the documentary The Boys of Baraka and use it for facilitating conversation about this film at home, in the classroom or at community screenings.

The Boys of Baraka: Discussion Guide

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As an outreach tool, The Boys of Baraka can spark discussions about the role of private educational foundations and educational reform. It can also help people confront the reality of American children who are lost to their families and communities because their childhood is erased by poverty, drugs, crime, absent parents, unstable homes, or violence. Finally, the film can inspire. Through their courage to change, the boys and their families provide hope for a better future.

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The Boys of Baraka

Premiere Date: September 12, 2006

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Trailer: Link | Embed

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

Press: Press Release


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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