Dancing Prison Inmates Welcome The Pope To The Philippines (VIDEO)

January 16, 2015 9:23 PM

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FILE - In this June 27, 2009 file photo, inmates at the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center on the island province of Cebu in central Philippines dance to the late Michael Jackson's "We Are The World" to pay tribute to the music icon. The Filipino inmates whose choreographed "Thriller" dance has attracted 52 million YouTube hits since 2007 are getting their own stories told in a movie. Director Marnie Manicad says the action drama "Dance of the Steel Bars" was shot in the Cebu provincial prison, the same place where the inmates dressed in orange uniforms danced to global fame. Manicad co-directed the movie with Cesar Apolinario. It will be released in June, 2013. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)

FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2007 file photo, Filipino inmates practice their dance steps for the "Together in Electric Dreams" song, a carefully chosen homage to the inmates' fans, at the Cebu Provincial and Rehabilitation Center in Cebu city, central Philippines. The Filipino inmates whose choreographed...

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