Bouncing Cats is a 2010 documentary film written and directed by Australian director and photographer Nabil Elderkin. The film follows the efforts of Abraham "Abramz" Tekya and Breakdance Project Uganda (BPU) to use dance to empower youth in war-torn Uganda.
The film is a testimony of Crazy Legs of Rock Steady Crew and his experiences in the BPU program. The film features narration by Common and additional interviews with Mos Def, Will.I.Am and K'Naan. Also appearing in the film is Okot Jolly Grace, whose guidance enabled the filmmakers to see and understand the plight of children in northern Uganda.
Bouncing Cats is the 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. Abraham "Abramz" Tekya, a Ugandan b-boy and an AIDS orphan creates a free workshop teaching youth b-boy culture to 300 disenfranchised kids living in precarious conditions in Kampala in 2006, and in Gulu in North Uganda. Uganda is often referred to as one of the worst places on earth to be a child.
Crazy Legs receives an invitation from Abramz to teach b-boy classes in Uganda. He accepts to join the program.
**CRAZY LEGS AND ABRAMZ AT BOUNCING CATS SCREENING AT VIRGINIA TECH UNIVERSITY
Bouncing Cats had a very successful screening at Virginia Tech University in USA. More than 3000 students attended the screening plus Q and A with Abramz, Crazy Legs of the legendary Rock Steady Crew and professor John Boyer. Follow the link below to watch short video of the screening.