Shake the Dust

Directed by Adam Sjöberg
85 Minutes
Dance, African Studies, Geography
DVD $150.00
Blu-ray $150.00
PPR $350.00
DRL $499.00
PPR+DRL $599.00

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Despite its genesis in the Bronx, Hip-Hop has become a universal language spoken across all cultures. Shake The Dust celebrates this global unity by chronicling three different break dance crews in the slums of Uganda, Yemen and Cambodia where Hip-Hop serves as a saving grace from the drugs, depression and poverty grasping youth. Including music from Executive Producer Nas and Oscar-winning artist Common, this film is highly recommended for dance and hip-hop organizations, as well as high school and university classes in African Studies, Globalization, Musicology, Non-profit Studies, and Sociology.

  • Highest Rating
    " For the most part "Shake the Dust" is a passably engaging ode to joy, the kind that feels special because it's hard-earned and communal, and it displaces adversity, however briefly."
    Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
  • Highest Rating
    "Shake the Dust is at times stunning to look at. Sjöberg has entered these worlds and imbued the dance sequences with as much dynamism and vitality as a Step Up film (in the best sense possible)"
    Mallory Andrews, Movie Mezzanine


Awards & Recognition

Official Selection
Seattle Int'l. FIlm Festival