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Capoeira: Fly Away Beetle (2011)

TV-14 | | Documentary, Action | 2011 (USA)
The stories of three world renowned masters and a young man who redeems his life reveal the virtues and violence of Capoeira, as well as its surprising origins.
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Roque Batista Roque Batista ... Self
Ted Golder Ted Golder ... (voice)
Mestre Cobra Mansa Mestre Cobra Mansa ... Self
Mestre Olavo Paixio dos santos Mestre Olavo Paixio dos santos ... Self
Mestre Boca Rica Mestre Boca Rica ... Self
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Three world renowned masters (Mestre Olavo dos Santos, Mestre Boca Rica, and Mestre Cobra Mansa) tell of the oppressive conditions during and after slavery which shaped the unique art form of Capoeira. Sharing radically different views with their focuses ranging from the violence of Capoeira's early days, to the art of Capoeira's deceptive moves, to the modern social benefits of capoeira for a youth in troubled times; they articulate, through personal insight an animated and colorful picture of Capoeira. Living under bridges on the ghetto streets of Salvador Brazil a young man (Hawke) turns to Capoeira in order to save himself from destitution. Heroically he betters his life and becomes a teacher of Capoerira in turn offering hope and opportunity back to troubled youths. Weaving between interviews, rare old footage, and modern exhibitions of capoeira, the film tells the stories of these men. In so doing, connections to slavery, African Candomble, magic, the music of the berimbau, and ... Written by Ted Golder

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TV-14

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USA | Brazil

Language:

English

Release Date:

2011 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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