UPROOTED is a ground-breaking documentary going back to the roots of jazz dance in Africa and following the evolution of this incredible form through every single decade and genre. Whilst exploring and commenting on its political and social influences, the film is an honest conversation about jazz dance, addressing topics such as appropriation, racism, socialism and sexism.
It is a story of triumph over adversity, oppression and privilege as well as a celebration, because ultimately, what all people have in common is rhythm and a basic human need to get down.
LDR Creative in association with On the Rocks Films presents a documentary by Khadifa Wong, based on an original concept by Zak Nemorin. Executive produced by Vibecke Dahle and produced by Lisa Donmall-Reeve for LDR, UPROOTED won the 2020 Grand Prize for Best Musical Documentary at the Rhode Island International Film Festival and a Best of Fest Audience Choice Award at Film at Lincoln Center’s 48th Dance on Camera Festival.
Atwood, whose work has been published in more than forty-five countries, is the author of more than fifty books of fiction, poetry, critical essays, and graphic novels. Her latest novel, The Testaments, is a co-winner of the 2019 Booker Prize. It is the long-awaited sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, now an award-winning TV series. Her other works of fiction include Cat’s Eye, finalist for the 1989 Booker Prize; Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy; The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize; The MaddAddam Trilogy; and Hag-Seed. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, the Franz Kafka International Literary Prize, the PEN Center USA Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Los Angeles Times Innovator’s Award. She lives in Toronto.
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