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Shake The Dust
       
     
Shake The Dust

Shake The Dust is a feature documentary film from director and photographer Adam Sjoberg and rap superstar Nasir “Nas” Jones about breakdancing and hip-hop culture in the most unlikely places.  Ugandan b-boy Karim narrates this visually stunning tale that weaves a colorful, cultural tapestry of dance, music and stories from the drug-and-poverty battered streets of Cambodia, the untouched wild landscape of Yemen, the almost utopic hip-hop scene in the underground of Colombia, and the embattled and poverty-stricken streets of Uganda.

Shake the Dust serves to illumine the complicated but transcendent history of hip-hop itself through the lenses of these individual communities of artists and dancers.  The story follows groups of b-boys, b-girls and hip hop artists in each of these struggling cultures who have surprisingly yet refreshingly found a voice of empowerment, resistance, and community strength in the world of hip-hop.

Ultimately the film pulls back the layers of stereotypes and judgements often cast on the developing world to reveal an explosively energetic heart, rich with nuance and hope.

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"What these kids are doing around the world reminds me why I fell in love with hip-hop and how important it is as a creative and constructive outlet. After hearing Adam's vision for this project and hearing the stories, I was incredibly excited to help bring the film to global audiences who need to hear this surprising message of empowerment.”

Nasir “Nas” Jones

 

       
     
Shake The Dust Official Trailer
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