This November, Documentary Channel (DOC) will present the US television premieres of the New Orleans-set documentary film Red Bull Street Kings on Thursday, November 3 (8 p.m. ET/PT) and the award-winning Bouncing Cats on Saturday, November 19 (8 p.m. ET/PT).
Produced by Red Bull Media House North America, each film offers an uplifting tale of the power of dance and music, and those using them to change lives.
An eye-opening look at the realities of life for the children of Uganda, Bouncing Cats is the moving story of one man’s attempt to create a better life for the struggling children of the country using the unlikely tools of hip-hop and breakdance. With narration by Common, and interviews with K’Naan and will.i.am, the film follows Ugandan b-boy/rapper Abramz and Crazy Legs, one of the founding members of the legendary Rock Steady Crew, on a journey for positive social change.
Equally poignant is the 2010 tale of four New Orleans brass bands as they march through the legendary Treme neighborhood of the renowned musical city to battle it out under the Claiborne Bridge for Red Bull Street Kings – a first of its kind brass band showcase and competition hosted by none other than “Crown Prince of Treme,” Glen David Andrews. A toe-tapping film about this powerful musical genre, Red Bull Street Kings acknowledges the impact brass bands have had and continue to have on American and international music from rock, to country, to hip hop and more.
This is the second time the Red Bull Media House North America and Documentary Channel have teamed up. Documentary Channel premiered the Red Bull Media House hit 20 Seconds of Joy in 2009. The two companies will work together to pool their impressive multi-platform assets to promote and build awareness of both films and the issues they address.
“We are thrilled to join forces with the incredible team at Red Bull Media House North America to bring another round of high-quality, socially relevant documentary programming to Documentary Channel,” said James Ackerman, Documentary Channel president and CEO. “Red Bull Media House has a strong cross-platform presence and we look forward to working together to share these important stories with both our audience and theirs.”
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