The now celebrated Cebu Prison (Philippines) Thriller Dance video, first uploaded on YouTube just last July, has now been viewed nearly 11 million times. Wow. According to a January 15 Herald Tribune article, the beat goes on (thanks for the heads up Peter)! Some eight other prisons in the Philippines have taken inspiration from the Cebu initiative. The IHT article talks about the architect (consultant Byron Garcia) behind the initiative and the attempts to have the show go on the road — but security concerns have remained an impediment. Certainly is out of the “box” thinking.
I registered my initial post on the topic in July… it’s been a long and strange trip ever since for the prisoners of Cebu.
Others blogging on this topic:
Maruja in the Philippines
The Long Tough Blog