Season 19, Episode 9 The Boys of Baraka
First Aired: September 12, 2006
Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady's “The Boys of Baraka” offers a perceptive look at the lives of four young males from inner-city Baltimore who are given the opportunity to attend Kenya's Baraka School, which challenges them academically and attempts to instill self-discipline. The documentary follows up with the youths the following school year, when, due to a civil war in Kenya, they return to Baltimore's public-school system.
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- Premiered: July 5, 1988
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- Premise: This acclaimed, long-running documentary series is a showcase for independent films on a wide variety of subjects, from the heartwarming (`Sweet Old Song,' about a 91-year-old musician) to the whimsical (`The Sweetest Sound,' a study of names) to the contr… (more)