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"Bouncing Cats" tells the story of Breakdance Project Uganda (BPU), a nonprofit founded by Abraham "Abramz" Tekya, a breakdancer and AIDS orphan. BPU uses breakdancing and hiphop to promote social change and social responsibility by "bringing together people from different social, economical, educational, tribal, and religious backgrounds." Based in Kampala, Uganda, BPU offers free breakdancing classes and gives lessons in juvenile prisons, local schools, community centers, and orphanages.
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This short film created by the nonprofit Invisible Children was released on March 5, 2012 and became the most viral video of all time. It reached 1.2 million views in 2012 making it the #1 top nonprofit video of the year. The film's purpose was to promote a "STOP KONY" movement, making Ugandan cult and militia leader, indicted war criminal and International Criminal Court fugitive Joseph Kony, globally known so that he would be arrested. The campaign resulted in a resolution by the US Senate and contributed to the decision to send troops by the African Union. The film was highly controversial. What do you think?
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How much influence do American evangelical Christians have on the anti-homosexuality bill and politics in Uganda? Filmmaker Roger Ross Williams talks about this topic and his new documentary film, Gold Loves Uganda, just premiered at Sundance 2013.