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The Boys of Baraka (2005)

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Twenty 12-year-old black boys from one of the most violent ghettos in Baltimore, Maryland, are taken 10,000 miles away to an experimental boarding school in rural Kenya, to try to take ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Devon Brown Devon Brown ... Himself
Darius Chambers Darius Chambers ... Himself
Edward Bernard Green Jr. Edward Bernard Green Jr. ... Himself
Richard Keyser Richard Keyser ... Himself
Justin Mackall Justin Mackall ... Himself
Montrey Moore Montrey Moore ... Himself
Romesh Vance Romesh Vance ... Himself
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Twenty 12-year-old black boys from one of the most violent ghettos in Baltimore, Maryland, are taken 10,000 miles away to an experimental boarding school in rural Kenya, to try to take advantage of the educational opportunities they can't get in their own country. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Rated R for some language | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

PBS [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Szkola specjalna w Kenii See more »

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Baltimore, Maryland, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,705, 4 December 2005

Gross USA:

$322,386, 30 April 2006
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Loki Films See more »
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Color
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Climbing Mt. Kenya
Written by J.J. McGeehan
Performed by Abdoulaye Diabate
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12-year old at risk inner city boys from Baltimore's ghettos attend 7th grade in Kenya
20 March 2005 | by motherofgodSee all my reviews

These brave and appealing children leave the only world they know to reinvent themselves with only their own shaky courage to remind them of their life back in the rough streets of Baltimore. The heart and soul each of the young characters brings to their life-changing adventure is breathtaking. Each Baraka boy knocked me out by his charm, tenacity and strength. The film introduced me to adolescents I would never have known and now will remember forever. I'll root for the success of each of these troubled boys and their dysfunctional but loving families. Audiences must see the triumphs of spiritual Devon, charismatic Richard, sweet Romesh and smart, hardheaded Montrey.


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