THINKFilm has acquired NorthAmerican theatrical and home video rights to Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady's TheBoys Of Baraka and will roll it outin New York on Nov 30.
The story follows fourchildren as they are transplanted from the mean streets of Baltimore to aprivate boarding school in Kenya and recently won best documentary at the 2005Chicago, Newport and Atlanta film festivals, among others.
Ewing and Grady produced andThe Independent Television Service and P.O.V./American Documentary served asexecutive producers.
Vice president ofacquisitions Daniel Katz negotiated the deal on behalf of THINKFilm with andJosh Braun and Roger E Kass of Submarine Entertainment on behalf of thefilmmakers.
'We pride ourselves onfinding the best documentaries with the strongest combination of head andheart," THINKFilm's US theatrical chief Mark Urman said. "The Boys of Baraka is just too good to not be a THINK film!"
"We have been overwhelmedwith the response to The Boys Of Baraka and are thrilled to collaborate with THINKFilm to illuminate theseunforgettable kids and their stories to new audiences," the filmmakers added.