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July 11, 2015 2:29 PM   Subscribe

"Rapper Nasir 'Nas' Jones and director Adam Sjoberg take us on a world tour of breakdancing in the most unexpected places, as we visit the slums, shanty towns and ghettos of the world, where hip-hop really means something. With jaw-dropping breakdancing moves, b-boys and b-girls in Uganda, Yemen, Cambodia and Colombia give us an inspiring tribute to the uplifting power of music and movement."

This is a trailer for the film Shake the Dust.

Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, a.k.a. Nas, is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, and actor.

Adam Sjoberg is a documentary filmmaker based in Los Angeles.
posted by jammy (4 comments total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
That trailer was amazing! Man those kids are crazy talented. I'm watching my guilty pleasure So You Think You Can Dance now that the new season is airing, and the hip hop dancers they showed in the auditions were doing things I couldn't even understand. "Dancing keeps me going and keeps me true to myself" is a very pervasive theme.

I really appreciated them focusing on the girls as well as the boys here.
posted by erratic meatsack at 3:31 PM on July 11, 2015 [2 favorites]

This is going to be great.

That said: whatever video codec/compression they're using for that trailer is about useless for a documentary with a lot of motion.
posted by kuanes at 5:26 PM on July 11, 2015

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