BEST OF FEST FEATURE - Dance on Camera Film Festival | BEST MUSICAL DOCUMENTARY AWARD - Rhode Island International Film FestivalHistory of Jazz Dance • African American History • American History • Choreography • Arts and Performance
Date of Completion: 2020 | Run Time: 94 minutes | Language: English with English & Spanish subtitles | Captions: Yes | Includes: Transcript & Study Guide | Director: Khadifa Wong | Producers: Lisa Donmall-Reeve & Kimberley Browning | Original Concept & Additional Choreography: Zak Nemorin
UPROOTED is a feature-length documentary celebrating the African history, lineage, and future progressions of jazz dance. With a stellar cast of leading industry experts, award-winning choreographers, and legendary performers, this groundbreaking documentary goes back to the roots in Africa and follows the evolution of this incredible dance form through every single decade and genre. Exploring and commenting on political and social influences, the film addresses topics such as appropriation, racism, socialism, and sexism. UPROOTED includes special appearances with Debbie Allen, George Faison, Chita Rivera, Camille A. Brown and Thomas F. DeFrantz and showcases the works of the Nicholas Brothers, Pepsi Bethel, Jack Cole, Katherine Dunham, Bob Fosse and Gene Kelly.