Besouro centers around capoeria fighting in Brazil.

Based on the life of a legendary capoeira fighter from Bahia, “Besouro” spins a fantastic tale of a young Brazilian man of African descent in search of his mission. This beautifully shot film also shows the African religious influences of Brazil. Various Orishas play an important role in the film. An appearance is made by Esu/Eshu and Oxun/Oshun and deals with ancestor veneration as well.

The film displays the realities of Brazil during the 1920’s through gripping choreography and insight into the practice of capoeria. A must-see film.

Watch part one of the film with English subtitles:

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