Inspiring Change: When Buckets Become Tools For Survival In Chicago [Video]

The above video provides a visual into the project

In Chicago, buckets provide more than just a tool that allows us to collect and carry water. Here, they provide a method for survival.

“Bucket” is a feature-length documentary telling the story of Chicago’s “bucket boys,” young men growing up in poverty and using their bucket drumming skills to earn a respectable income for themselves and their families. More than that, beating beautiful percussion notes from the bucket becomes a way of life. You learn more by checking out the videos above and below.

To make the documentary a reality, the filmmakers — the Lucas Brothers, born and raised on Chicago’s South Side — have created a Kickstarter project to raise the necessary funds for equipment, permits, insurance, film festival fees and crew. Additionally, a portion of the proceeds will go toward showing the documentary to the Boys & Girls Club of Chicago.

bucket documentary preview from Lucasbrothers on Vimeo.

You can support the project on Kickstarter by clicking here.

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Jessica Festa

Jessica Festa is the editor of Epicure & Culture as well as Jessie on a Journey. She enjoys getting lost in new cities and having experiences you don’t read about in guidebooks. Some of her favorite travel experiences have been teaching English in Thailand, trekking her way through South America, backpacking Europe solo, road tripping through Australia, agritouring through Tuscany, and volunteering in Ghana.

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