Note: This article originally referred to Jones as the director of the film. It has been corrected.
BOND/360 Acquires “Shake the Dust,” A Transcontinental Look at Rap and Hip-Hop
BOND/360 Acquires "Shake the Dust," A Transcontinental Look at Rap and Hip-Hop
Bond/360 has acquired U.S. distribution rights to “Shake the Dust,” a documentary executive produced by rapper Nasir “Nas” Jones and directed by journalist-filmmaker Adam Sjöberg.
“Shake the Dust” takes an international look at hip-hop, rap and b-boys, as it follows the disciplines through four countries (Colombia, Cambodia, Uganda and Yemen). All set to an eclectic mix of rap — some vintage, some Cambodian, some brand new (hot out of the oven from Jones himself) — the film explores the power, the free expression, the hope, the sense of family and the impetus for social change that comes along with music and movement.
“‘Shake the Dust’s’ diverse depictions of breakdancing around the globe encourages the audience to share the exuberant positivity of the many cultures featured in the film who have embraced this traditionally American art form and made it their own,” said Bond/360’s Marc Schiller. “Adam Sjöberg beautifully depicts the joyous energy that each country’s dancers bring to the screen.”
“Shake the Dust” is set for a limited theatrical release in April 2015.