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Capoeira – A journey to the roots of this Afro-Brazilian martial art


The roots of Capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian martial art, can be traced back to the fighting techniques and dances brought to Brazil by African.
A group of French and Brazilian capoeiristas decides to go to the Capoeira Rencontres Internationales in Benin, the birthplace of a “game” synonymous to its practitioners with resistance, emancipation and memory.

From Cotonou to Abomey, taking in Porto-Novo and Ouidah, this cultural and initiatory journey shows the artistic vitality of the African continent, which has had such an influence on Brazilian music and dance.

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Original title: To Blo Dayi, Journey to the roots of capoeira
A film by José Huerta

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