"The Boys of Baraka", what an inspirational movie. This is a movie that I
could watch over and over again. It is funny and very interesting. It's
based on a group of pre-teens and teens (12-13) who have the opportunity
of coming from a harsh and rough life in Baltimore, Maryland to a strict
school in Kenya where they not only get there education but the also talk
through conflicts instead of solving them with violence.
The boys are given a second chance into bettering their lives outside of
Maryland by being able to spend two years of their lives in East Africa,
Kenya at a school called, "Baraka School".
There's a boy named Richard, who is 13 years old who is determined to
make a better life for himself. He is a strong young black male who knows
whats best for him and his younger brother Romesh whos us 12 years old.
He is determined to do whatever he has to do to be a better person.
There is also another young black male by the name of Devon who is an
inspiration that I admire because he loves to preach and have dreams
about becoming a pastor one day. Even though his mother is struggling
from abusing drugs, that's not going to stop this young inspiration from
achieving his dream.
As they are living in Kenya the boys really don't like it because they
start missing their families and because they brought their lifestyles
from Baltimore to Kenya which makes it hard. Not only are the
disrespecting each other but themeselves also.
At then end of this movie the boys are sent home after the completion of
their first year for summer vacation. At the ending of their summer
vaction the boys are told that they will not be returning to Kenya
because of the war that has begun. The boys are devastated and angry.
This movie is good for the whole family to watch. It's something you can
relate to or it may remind you of someone you know and if it does
encourage them to watch this inspirational film. ~Sabrina Staples~