O Zelador - A Story of Capoeira

2007
  |  84 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Documentary exploring the Capoeira movement, which originated in Brazil in the 16th Century. Capoeira is a blend of music, physical agility, self-defence and philosophy and is still practised in Rio de Janeiro's tough suburbs today. The story of Capoeira is told through the eyes of Mestre Russo who discovered the value of the art-form at an early age. Russo was part of a group of youths who created the now-famous Capoeira street roda of Caxias in Rio.

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