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Monday, December 5, 2011
CHINA: Jungle Film Premiere - A Hip Hop ChicaGO Project
The China Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International,
in collaboration with the Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture,
is proud to present the Chicago premiere of Jungle - A Hip Hop ChicaGO Project.
Sengvilay Aphay, aka "Kid Jungle", began a new life when his family moved from Laos to Rockford, Illinois.
Against his parents' will, he started break dancing. Kid Jungle soon realized that he had the skills to pursue a career as a dancer. Achieving fame at an early age had it consequences. Kid Jungle fathered a child at a young age. Lost and confused, Kid Jungle could only think of one way to escape - to run away and leave everything behind.
A life changing opportunity came. Kid Jungle was cast as the dance director for a group of Chicago Hip Hop dancers that would perform at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo. Would this be the big break that he was looking for?
Tuesday, December 6 Chicago Cultural Center - Claudia Cassidy Theater 77 East Randolph Street 6 p.m. Free and open to the public.