Uprooted: The Journey of Jazz Dance
Directed By: Khadifa Wong ⎥ 2020 ⎥ 94m
Jazz in movement and music can be beautiful, puzzling, avant garde, authentic and theatrical. It is forever evolving.
Uprooted, free of any artificial narrative, is a cinematic exploration of this art form, paying homage to its lineage, celebrating its many re-interpretations and through a fast- moving kaleidoscope of movement and music will, inspire the dancer of tomorrow to keep this art form alive.
Occupying a contested artscape, Jazz Dance, with its historic and artistic roots in enslaved peoples is also a metaphor for struggle, resistance and acceptance.