Trailer: “Bouncing Cats” A Film By Nabil Elderkin


BOUNCING CATS film trailer from nabil elderkin on Vimeo.


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 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.

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.”

Crazy Legs, one of the founding members of the seminal 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.

Bouncing 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 Mos Def, Will-I-Am, and K’Naan.

Look for the “Pick Fros Not Fights” tee in the film and purchase them HERE

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  • Faye GenFree

    commented on May 27, 2010 at 10:29 am

    Praise God! i love frolab! my time is never wasted, just cherished on this website. it’s good to be inspired to be grateful, to keep praising for victory, and to do the most important thing i can do: praying for family. By pure grace, i’m forced to keep watching, trusting, and spreading the true magic of love. i love to love all yall! Thank Yah! much love, mo steF! peace. 1!

  • human being

    commented on May 27, 2010 at 11:04 am

    hiphop is used to help heal the hurt. that’s y i take it personal when radio, tv, media, etc, know that we love hip hop and take advantage for their own greed. what they fail to see is hurting me is hurting we. Like it’s a coincidence the babies sing “blame it on the alcohol” rather than “there is a way no matter wut they say”. It makes me sick, and it feels like being bootybutt raped allover again. Only God gets me thru n Jah uses good music to revive me. It hurts when i’m told hiphop is just music, it’s bigger den that. It’s how me=we survive slaveryn hating still loving. O Lord guide we plz. 1love.

  • Kid Captain Coolout

    commented on May 29, 2010 at 9:35 am

    That’s ill! Breakin to break the oppressor! Cats in America be talkin about how hip-hop saved their lives but then go & get shot when they get rich. These kids can’t grab the mic to say what they’d never run outta words for, and still found a way to channel the hate. I gotta get this joint! And big up to Frolab again for Pickin them Fros and Not them Fights!

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