Journalist-turned-documentarian Adam Sjoberg’s new film sprawls across four countries to chronicle the stories of young hip-hop fans. To teenagers in South America, Africa and Asia, the cultural movement isn’t about fame or fortune — it’s about hope and their individual power. Sjoberg discovers that through break dancing, young people are enacting social change around the globe.
Producer David Jacobson, who recently co-produced Lee Daniels’ The Butler, is spearheading Shake the Dust along with Sjoberg’s Loose Luggage Media and in association with Dave Stewart’s Weapons of Mass Entertainment and Wild Hair Media. Having left a stamp on the hip-hop world, rap artist Nas is on board as executive producer. He’ll also provide original music for the film.