This unique coming-of-age documentary tracks a group of 12-year-old boys from the most violent neighborhood in Baltimore to an experimental boarding school in rural Kenya. An emotionally explosive journey shot over three years, the film zeroes in on kids society has labeled “throwaways” who are willing to chase this opportunity for a better future across an ocean. 2005, U.S., color, video, 84 minutes.
Heidi Ewing graduated from the Georgetown School of Foreign Service before she started making documentaries. Rachel Grady worked as a private investigator before she became a documentary filmmaker. Together as well as separately they have produced and directed several documentaries for American and European television channels focusing on global issues. In 2001 they founded the New York–based production company Loki Films. Their credits include Inside Scientology (1998; Ewing/Grady), Rites of Passage (2000; Ewing), Dissident: Oswaldo Paya and the Varela Project (2002; Ewing), and Mad Justice (2003; Grady).