Bond/360 to distribute b-boy doc “Shake The Dust”

Executive produced by rapper Nas and directed by Adam Sjöberg, Shake The Dust (pictured) is scheduled for a limited theatrical release in the United States this April.
February 4, 2015

Distributor Bond/360 has picked up the rights to the Nas-executive produced b-boy documentary Shake The Dust (pictured).

Directed by journalist-turned-filmmaker Adam Sjöberg, the doc looks at breakdance crews in the world’s poorest urban neighborhoods. It was shot in Colombia, Yemen, Uganda and Cambodia and features interviews with rappers, DJs and b-boys about breakdancing’s global influence.

The soundtrack includes original music by rapper Nasir “Nas” Jones, who signed on to executive produce the project in 2013.

“My editors would send me to all of the remote locations around the world to capture the bloodshed and grief,” Sjöberg said in a statement. “In my travels I experienced so much more – most importantly, the new generations in Third World countries. These young adults have an inherent understanding that they are responsible for the future of their communities and are expressing their attitudes through dance.”

Bond/360 will give Shake The Dust a limited theatrical run in the United States beginning in April.

The film was produced by David Jacobson, Weapons of Mass Entertainment and Continental Media.

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