Sehr sehenswerte Dokumentation über ein Projekt in Uganda im Rahmen dessen HipHop-Kultur und Breakdance-Workshops den Jugendlichen des Landes eine Perspektive aufzeigen.
Bouncing Cats entstand unter Regie von Nabil Elderkin und mit dabei sind unter anderem Abraham „Abramz“ Tekya und Crazy Legs der Rock Steady Crew und Kommentare und Interviews mit Mos Def, Common, Will.I.Am und K’Naan.
Nach dem Klick gibt es einen Beitrag von der Premiere des films in LA und einen Kommentar von John Legend zu dem Projekt.
-> A real look into Uganda, youth, dance, hip-hop, unity……..Bouncing Cats 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.
-> Uganda has been called one of the worst places on earth to be a child. In the South, children face the threat of poverty and disease. In the North, these threats are enflamed by brutal, mindless war inflicted by the Lord’s Resistance Army (L.R.A.) that has divided families, displaced millions and led to the abduction and mutilation of tens of thousands of children resulting in the deterioration of identity and culture.
Bouncing Cats 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. Based in Kampala, Uganda, B.P.U. has recently expanded to include permanent classes in Gulu, Northern Uganda. Abramz teaches classes three Times a week to more than 300 kids from all parts of the country. Many of the children are homeless, victims of war and poverty, and few can afford proper schooling yet they walk from miles away to attend the B.P.U. classes. As Abramz says, “This is where many people’s pride is. It’s a skill that no one can take away from us.”