UPROOTED - THE JOURNEY OF JAZZ DANCE - Calgary Black Film Festival

UPROOTED - THE JOURNEY OF JAZZ DANCE

By Khadifa Wong

UPROOTED' is a feature-length documentary celebrating the history, lineage, and future progressions of jazz dance. Exploring and commenting on political and social influences, the film is an honest conversation about jazz dance addressing topics such as appropriation, racism, socialism, and sexism. With special appearances by Debbie Allen, George Faison, Chita Rivera, Camille, A. Brown and Thomas F. DeFrantz. ‘UPROOTED’ also showcases the works of the Nicholas Brothers, Pepsi Bethel, Jack Cole, Katherine Dunham Bob Fosse, and Gene Kelly shining a light on what all people have in common, rhythm and a basic human need to get down.

Additional Information

Title

UPROOTED - THE JOURNEY OF JAZZ DANCE

Director

Khadifa Wong

Country

United States

Year

2020

Category

Documentary Features

Duration

94'

Language

English

Actors

Debbie Allen, Mandy Moore, Chita Rivera, George Faison, Camille A.Brown, Graciela Daniele, Al Blackstone, Josh Bergasse, Andy Blanekbuehler, Jason Samuels Smith