"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)

9.12.2006

baraka means blessing

Tonight on PBS, The Boys of Baraka airs as part of the POV series. I saw Baraka at SXSW last year. It is a fantastic film about a group of boys who are taken out of Baltimore's inner city to attend a boarding school in Kenya. The film also happens to feature my friend Keith, who taught at the school. When the boys climb Mt. Kenya, you'll hear Keith encouraging them to make it to the top.

It's a great film and I highly recommend it. Unfortunately, KLRU in Austin has chosen not to show the documentary tonight. It will be on KLRU 2 in the middle of the night later this week. Those of you who live elsewhere will be lucky enough to have the chance to see it tonight.

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