Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Bouncing Cats at the Chicago International Music and Movies Festival.

I had a great opportunity to spend the last year and a half working in northern Uganda, an area that has experienced over two decades of civil war lead by brutal rebels, mostly targeting children. This Saturday the film 'Bouncing Cats',which features the progress Breakdance Project Uganda has made with war affected children in Uganda, will be screening at the Chicago International Music and Movies Festival.
I highly encourage you to go see this inspiring film and experience the beautiful things people are doing with kids around the world. I have been fortunate enough to see this incredible project on the ground by attended some of their performances and weekly lessons they hold  for expats to help pay their school fees.

Watch the trailer below and purchase tickets here

Bouncing Cats Trailer from Bouncing Cats on Vimeo.

"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. oprhan 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" 

What: Bouncing Cats
Where: Wicker Park Art Center, 2215 W. North Ave.
When: Saturday, April 16th, 5:00pm

-Amy K

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