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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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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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Climbing Mt. Kenya
Written by J.J. McGeehan
Performed by Abdoulaye Diabate
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wake up call.
15 March 2005 | by pale_crayonsSee all my reviews

I saw the world premiere of this documentary at SXSW 2005 and it was definitely the best of it's kind in the festival. There are several points in the film when you have to beg yourself not to cry. It's a beautiful film that makes you forget about the American lifestyle and realize that there are more important things. You can't help but feel sympathetic toward the boys in the film, all they've seen in their life is blood, drugs and tears. Their stay in Africa allows you to see how these boys change from violent boys to strong men. And they are so adventurous and funny that you feel you're with them the whole ride. I hope this movie get's the distribution it deserves. It certainly shows how troubled young people have a chance to change, against all odds.


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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 »

Filming Locations:

Baltimore, Maryland, USA See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$9,705, 4 December 2005

Gross USA:

$323,860

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$323,860
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