From executive producer and
Grammy-nominated rapper Nasir “Nas” Jones and journalist-turned-filmmaker Adam Sjöberg comes the buoyant, globe-trotting film
"Shake The Dust."
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.
Says the film’s website, "Hip-hop music, and the acrobatic breakdancing culture that arose in tandem with it, may have started on the streets of The Bronx, but their reach is now decidedly worldwide. With a propulsive soundtrack
of 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."
The movie opens May 15 in Los Angeles at the TCL Chinese Theater to be followed by national, limited theatrical release. The film is available now for 30 days exclusively through Vimeo on Demand and will be available on Itunes and additional VOD outlets on May 19.
See the trailer below: