Maré Capoeira

Director: Paola Barreto
Country: Brazil
Year: 2006
Running Time: 15 min.
Language: Portuguese

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Capoeira looks like a martial art, but it is a unique mix of acrobatics, song and music. This art form originated in Brazil during the days of slavery, when slaves used it to express their emotions. The sport is still very popular in Brazil, and 10-year-old Jaõ and his mother and father all practice it. They stand in a circle out in the street and take turns dancing in the middle.