Pastinha – Uma Vida Pela Capoeira | by Antonio Carlos Muricy
Mestre Bimba – A Capoeira Iluminada | by Luiz Fernando Goulart
Capoeira the Dance of Freedom | by Steve Bartholomew
Besouro | by João Daniel Tikhomiroff
The true story of Manuel Henrique Pereira, who rose to fame in Brazil as a fighter for freedom and a master of Capoeira (a fusion of dance and martial arts), is brought to the screen in this historical drama. In the early 1920s, slavery had been outlawed in Brazil, but that did little to improve the lives of the poor blacks that worked the nation’s plantations and were still treated like beasts and not men.
A Taste Of Capoeira | by Kamal Robinson
This is a documentary focuses on documenting the real lives of Capoeiristas and the unique ways Capoeira has made a home in urban environments around the world.
Cordão de Ouro | by Antonio Carlos Fontoura
This movie tells the story of the regime in Brazil and Jorge (Mestre Nestor Capoeira), who is a runaway slave from the Eldorado goldmines. In his battle with the local dictator, Jorge meets different elements of the Afro-Brazillian culture, including capoeira, maculelê, and candomble.