SHAKE THE DUST explores global b-boying, breakdancing, and hip hop on several continents. The Nas-produced documentary is shared with the trailer and moving clips from the film, as well as behind the scenes insight about the movie with filmmakers Adam Sjöberg and David Jacobson. From Colombia, to Cambodia, to Yemen and Uganda, explore hip hop’s effect on people and the self determination of people living life in the cypher, in this BYOD interview, hosted by Ondi Timoner.
FILM & GUEST INFO:
From executive producer and rapper Nasir “Nas” Jones and journalist-turned-filmmaker Adam Sjöberg, SHAKE THE DUST chronicles the influence of breakdancing, exploring how it strikes a resonant chord in the slums, favelas and ghettos of the world and far beyond. Showcasing 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.
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 work is imbued with his unique personal touch – and an intimacy with his characters – and Adam’s voice as a storyteller has been recognized most recently as GOOD magazine’s GOOD 100 for storytelling.
David Jacobson is an independent producer & entertainment executive who most recently produced the global breakdancing & hip-hop documentary SHAKE THE DUST, directed by Adam Sjoberg. The story follows groups of B-Boys and B-Girls on the streets of Colombia, Cambodia, Uganda, and Yemen and gives a fresh look at the power of community, dance, and hip-hop as tools for positive social change.
Prior to that, David was responsible for Co-Producing the high profile independent feature film, LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER. He was instrumental in structuring and raising over $32-million in independent financing for the project, produced on-set through all of principal photography in Louisiana, and helped oversee post-production and delivery to The Weinstein Company, who bought the film in an auction scenario. The film has gone on to win number one in North American box office in its first three weekends and gross over $175-million worldwide.
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BYOD Short Clips Playlist:
00:01 Welcoming David Jacobson & Adam Sjoberg of SHAKE THE DUST.
00:25 A global production takes shape.
01:56 Breakdancing, and the large...