With eighty percent of Baltimore's African American boys dropping out of high school and half of them ending up in jail, Mavis Jackson runs a programme to send twenty'at risk' twelve-year-olds to a school in Kenya for their 7th and 8th grade education. This fascinating documentary highlights the profound academic and cultural failings of the North American system and the changes and achievements of the youngsters, as we follow the group through the culture shock of swapping their inner-city streets for the Baraka School's strict disciplinary regime in the bush country of East Africa.
Part of Double Bill: The Children Of Leningradsky + The Boys Of Baraka
Dir: Rachel Grady & Heidi Ewing
Date: Wed 16 November, 2005
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