Shake the Dust, Documentary Film Screening
Friday, June 17th, 2016, 6pm, $5
Riverviews Artspace at 901 Jefferson Street, Lynchburg VA
Riverviews Artspace and The Listening are coming together to present “Shake the Dust”. Join us for this special film screening on Friday, June 17th at 6pm. Admission is $5, and doors will open at 5:30pm. The Rosel H. Schewel Theater is located on the ground floor of Riverviews Artspace.
“Shake the Dust” is a feature documentary film from director and photographer Adam Sjöberg and rap superstar Nasir “Nas” Jones about breakdancing and hip-hop culture in the most unlikely places. Ugandan b-boy Karim narrates this visually stunning tale that weaves a colorful, cultural tapestry of dance, music and stories from the drug-and-poverty battered streets of Cambodia, the untouched wild landscape of Yemen, the almost utopian hip-hop scene in the underground of Colombia, and the embattled and poverty-stricken streets of Uganda. “Shake the Dust” serves to illuminate the complicated but transcendent history of hip-hop itself. The story follows groups of b-boys, b-girls and hip hop artists in each of these struggling cultures who have surprisingly yet refreshingly found a voice of empowerment, resistance, and community strength in the world of hip-hop.
Learn more at http://www.shakethedust.org/