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Watch Ugandan B-Boy Film 'Bouncing Cats' This Saturday


What: Award-winning film Bouncing Cats, the story of one man’s attempt to create a better life for the children of Uganda through hip-hop, makes its US television premiere this Saturday.

Directed by Nabil Elderkinwho's shot music videos for Kanye West, Frank Ocean, and Bon Iver among others — Bouncing Cats 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. The film is narrated by Chi-town rapper Common and features interviews with Will.I.Am, and K’Naan. Proceeds from the film benefit BPU.

Where: The Documentary Channel

When: This Saturday, Nov. 19, at 8:00pm (EST/PST) and again at 11:00pm that same night.

Don't miss it! Peep the trailer above.

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Kayode Kasum, like most filmmakers, has been stagnated by the coronavirus pandemic. The director behind the blockbuster Sugar Rush and the critically acclaimed Oga Bolaji was working on the post-production of his upcoming movies, The Fate of Alakada: Party Planner and Kambili—a collaboration between FilmOne Entertainment and Chinese Huahua Media— when the Nigerian government announced the lockdown order.

While post-production on Alakada has concluded, the stay-at-home orders have delayed work on Kambili. "Since the team cannot meet at a single point, we are moving hard drives left and right," he says to me over the phone from his home in Lagos. "It is a challenge, but the beautiful thing about a challenge is, when you make it work, it is fulfilling."

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Kasum has turned to books and films for an escape from the unpleasant realities of the pandemic. "I have been reading Elnathan's books: Born on a Tuesday and Becoming Nigeria," he tells me. "I have also been reading film directing books, Directing Actors by Judith Weston." However, Kasum longs for the movies. "I miss going to the cinemas; I miss that experience," he says. "There are times during this pandemic that I'm like 'na wa o, I wish I can go to the cinema.'"

Below are five films he recommends you watch during this pandemic.

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