|‘SHAKE THE DUST’ DOCUMENTARY
EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY NASIR ‘NAS’ JONES
PREMIERES EXCLUSIVELY TODAY ON VIMEO ON DEMAND
TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2015
|NEW YORK, April 14, 2015 – The feature documentary Shake the Dust was released for sale today as a thirty-day exclusive digital download on Vimeo on Demand vimeo.com/ondemand/shakethedust. NYC-based film distributor BOND/360 plans a national, limited theatrical rollout beginning May 15 in Los Angeles at the TCL Chinese Theater.
Shake the Dust, from director and photographer Adam Sjöberg and executive producer Nasir “Nas” Jones, is about breakdancing and hip-hop culture in the most unlikely places. This visually stunning tale weaves a colorful tapestry of dance, music and stories from the drug and poverty battered streets of Cambodia, the untouched wild landscape of Yemen, the underground hip-hop “families” of Colombia, and the embattled and poverty-stricken streets of Uganda.
Shake the Dust illuminates the complicated but transcendent history of hip-hop itself. The story follows crews of b-boys, b-girls and hip hop artists in each of these struggling cultures who have found a voice of empowerment, resistance and community strength in the world of hip-hop.
Hip-hop music, and the acrobatic breakdancing culture that arose in tandem with it, may have started on the streets of The Bronx, but its reach is now decidedly worldwide. Shake the Dust chronicles the influence of breakdancing, exploring how it strikes a globally resonant chord.
With a propulsive soundtrack featuring international hip-hop samples, music from both emerging emcees and established superstars like Nas, Common and Talib Kweli, as well as some of the most jaw-dropping breakdancing moves ever committed to film, Shake the Dust is an inspiring tribute to the uplifting power of music and movement. By highlighting the stories and moves of some of the most talented breakdance crews in the poorest urban neighborhoods of Colombia, Yemen, Uganda, and Cambodia, Sjöberg weaves together the stories of rappers, DJs, and b-boys across three continents, revealing how breakdancing today acts as a positive force for social change.
Shake the Dust was produced by David Jacobson & Loose Luggage Media in association with Dave Stewart Entertainment, Wild Hair Media, and Continental Media.