Sunday, 29 July 2007

Dancing Jailbirds in Philippines

The video shot in a provincial jail on the central Philippine island of Cebu show some of the 1,600 inmates dancing in a routine to the Jackson classic and has attracted more than 1.9 million views on YouTube.
The success of the videos, which see dozens of orange-suited men lined up in neat rows, dancing in synchronized fashion, has surprised the men who started the practice as a form of physical exercise.

At first, the choreographer find it hard to communicate with the prisoners but as time goes by, he managed to do it. He compelled these people to take part and eventually, they cooperated with him. See? Even if they are prisoners, it doesn’t mean that we don’t have to respect them. Of course yes. For me, despite that they have done something, I still believe that we must forgive and respect them as a person. They are humans like us. I know that their health is a big problem too. I believe that they should be treated well and their health and food must be something that government must prioritize too.

If you watch this video, you will see discipline, coordination and synchronization. See it for yourself guys


mitch said...

i saw this video in tv too kala ni lionel sa france sa pinas pala btw i am in paris 2 months kami dito para sa work niya.... i am not online most of the time limited kasi internet access. how's job hunting?

Francine said...

o ayan sikat na ulit ang pinas after koh-lanta. dami tumawag sakin d2 sa haus after they saw dis 1 sa news