Director: Adam Sjöberg
Country: United States
Year: 2015
Duration: 85 min



Venue Date Time
Durban Music School 17 July 2015 12:00 PM
Ekhaya Multi Arts Centre 18 July 2015 15:00 PM
UKZN Sneddon Theatre 25 July 2015 20:15 PM

Shake the Dust is a feature documentary film from director and photographer Adam Sjöberg 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 utopian hip-hop scene in the underground of Colombia, and the embattled and poverty-stricken streets of Uganda. The documentary chronicles the influence of breakdancing, exploring how it strikes a resonant chord in the slums, favelas and ghettos of the world and far beyond with a universally-appealing energy. With an all-embracing soundtrack of international hip-hop samples (including original music by Nas created for the film) and some of the most jaw-dropping breakdancing moves ever committed to film.

Photographer and filmmaker Adam Sjöberg has traveled to over 60 countries covering conflict and natural disaster, design and architecture, beauty and suffering, light and darkness. His projects have been featured by international outlets including BBC World News, WIRED magazine, PASTE Magazine, ESPN Magazine, the CBS Evening News.


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