The Boys of Baraka

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The interviewed boys are compelling subjects, but the documentary would be better if the filmmakers had provided more factual details.



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"The Boys of Baraka" follows a group of extraordinary 12-year-old boys from the most violent ghettos of Baltimore who are chosen to attend an experimental boarding school in Kenya. Many have developed emotion problems and violent tendencies as a result of coming from broken homes or being raised by parents with drug addictions or criminal records. Removed from these influences, the school presents a strict academic and disciplinary program that allows them to face their issues and begin the journey toward putting their lives on the right track.


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A good tale of inner city kids from the States who are taken to Africa to get a different perspective on life and seem enriched by it. The question is..what happens afterwards? Is this a tale of a program of good intentions providing a reprieve from a troubled life but not stopping that troubled life from happening?

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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The preacher kid creeped me out.

Brandon Klaus
Brandon Klaus

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