‘Bouncing Cats’ makes Doc Channel debut tonight

What does it take to make a real difference in the lives of others? What if it was as easy as sharing that thing in the world that you really love to do.

For Ugandan Abraham “Abramz” Tekya, that thing is dance – specifically, hip-hop and breakdancing.

Tonight at 8 p.m. ET, the Documentary Channel premieres Nabil Elderkin’s award-winning “Bouncing Cats,” which follows Tekya’s journey – from losing both parents to HIV/AIDS before age nine to creating Breakdance Project Uganda (B.P.U.) to empower, rehabilitate and heal the children of Uganda.

Musician John Legend said the film is really worth seeing:

“I think a lot of times when people depict Africa, they don’t always depict the humanity of the people there. They depict it more just as a problem, as a crisis to be solved – that it’s not a collection of individual human beings.

“It’s hard to make everyone care about things that go on thousands of miles away, and so it’s the job of people that care and the people that know what’s going on to craft a message that will hit home for people … to engage them to help with the solution. And part of the way I think you do that is films like this, where you humanize the Africans … that may seem so distant from us and maybe so different from us, so that you realize that they’re not that different from us.”

See Legend’s full interview about “Bouncing Cats”

For more information, including future screenings, visit Bouncing Cats and the Documentary Channel.

Finding out why the film is called “Bouncing Cats” is worth tuning in, all by itself.

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