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Ugandan Hip Hop Documentary "Bouncing Cats" Will Make Its TV Debut Next Month

Shadow and Act By Cynthia Reid | Shadow and Act October 21, 2011 at 7:53AM

Bouncing Cats, an award-winning film we've profiled before, will make it's US television debut on The Documentary Channel next month. It will air November 19, 2011 at 8:00pm/est and re-air that night at 11:00pm/est.
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Bouncing Cats, an award-winning film we've profiled before, will make it's US television debut on The Documentary Channel next month. It will air November 19, 2011 at 8:00pm/est and re-air that night at 11:00pm/est.

The film is the inspiring story of one man’s attempt to create a better life for the children of Uganda using the unlikely tool of hip-hop with a focus on b-boy culture and breakdance. In 2006, Abraham “Abramz” Tekya, a Ugandan b-boy and A.I.D.S. orphan created Breakdance Project Uganda (B.P.U.). The dream was to establish a free workshop that would empower, rehabilitate, and heal the community by teaching youth about b-boy culture.

Crazy Legs, one of the founding members of the world famous Rock Steady Crew, visited Uganda after receiving an invitation from Abramz to teach b-boy classes. What he discovered upon his arrival was both heartbreaking and inspiring. Bouncing Cats follows Abramz, Crazy Legs, and Breakdance Project Uganda on a journey to use hip-hop culture for positive social change. The film features narration by Common and interviews with Mos Def, Will.I.Am, and K’Naan.

The project was directed by filmmaker and photographer Nabil Elderkin.

Bouncing Cats Trailer from Bouncing Cats on Vimeo.

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