Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Award-winning documentary 'Bouncing Cats' Gets National TV Premiere

Award-winning documentary Bouncing Cats is getting a national premiere via the Documentary Channel. The film, narrated by Common and featuring interviews with Will.I.Am, and K’Naan, follows the legendary Crazy Legs of the Rock Steady Crew and b-boy Abramz, the founder of Breakdance Project Uganda (BPU), on a journey to unify, empower and inspire youth in the war torn region that has been called one of the worst places on earth to be a child.

We covered the documentary last year when it showed in New York. In our coverage, Banning Eyre noted the film's poignancy by not straying from the realities of the project. As he noted, "This film does not shy away from harsh realities. It shows the power of artistic outreach, but also its limitations. [...] The kids are indeed empowered and uplifted by dance, but their problems remain. We feel not so much that they have been rescued, but that at least they've been given a glimpse of what rescue might look like, and shown that they can and must be the rescuers."

The documentary airs on Saturday, November 18th at 8pm (EST/PST) and again at 11pm. There will be repeat airings on November 25th, December 29th, January 26th & 27th.

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