(Trailer) BIFF Monthly Film Series to feature, Bouncing Cats, July 7th
Jun 27, 2011 - 11:35:29 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) is
proud to once again host the
BIFF Monthly Film Series with First
Caribbean Bank International and Via Cafe.
Starting: April 7th - November 3rd, 8:00pm - 9:30pm
at Galleria Cinema JFK.
Thursday, July 7th see
Director Nabil Elderkin,
Producers Nyla Hassell, George Mays, Charles Spano, Claude Merkel,
Principal Cast Crazy Legs, Abraham "Abramz" Tekya; Language English; Winner of 2010 BIFF Audience Award For Best Documentary
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 a 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.
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 hundreds of 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."
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. Traveling throughout Uganda, from the southern slums to
the war-torn North, Crazy Legs encountered a passion for hip-hop and
desire to learn amongst the most squalid conditions.
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 Will.I.Am, and K'Naan. Bouncing Cat on Facebook.
Presented By: First Caribbean International Bank
Bahamas International Film Festival
Galleria Cinema JFK,
1st Thursday of The Month
July 7th to November 3rd
Film Screening 8:00pm
Donations $ 7.00
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