Shake the Dust
From executive producer and rapper Nasir “Nas” Jones, this documentary pays tribute to the art of breakdancing and its influence on young people around the world.
Shake the Dust serves to illuminate the complicated but transcendent history of hip-hop itself. The story follows groups of b-boys, b-girls and hip hop artists in struggling cultures across the world who have surprisingly, yet refreshingly, found a voice of empowerment, resistance, and community strength in the world of hip-hop.
The program will conclude with a special post-screening live performance by:
—Dopey Fresh, San Francisco native, T.U.R.F. dancing and gliding innovator
—Angel “Moonyeka” Alviar-Langley, Seattle native, dancer & organizer of What’s Poppin Ladiez
—Agatha Agatron, Polish-American, SF strutter/popper, artistic director of www.ironlotus.dance
—Medea Sirkas, legendary pioneers of strutting, boogaloo, and the Fillmore dance style.
Saturday, October 21 | 8:30 pm
Shake the Dust
United States | 2015 | 85 min | Director: Adam Sjöberg
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Executive ProducerNasir “Nas” Jones / Executive Producers Matthew Shreder, James Andrew Felts, Sean Tabibian, Ira & Andrea Lippke, Ryan Millsap, Michael P. Gomez, Winn & Lindye Galloway / Producer David Jacobson / Narration Karim Lokwa / Editor Mariana Blanco, Adam Sjöberg, Noam Kroll / Music Sean C. Dimond
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