Capoeira Especial
TV documentary / 2016 | 14 min

Babel Doc - Canal Futura

Director / Cameraman / Editor

The documentary series O Poder do Esporte addresses the values of sport in many countries around the world through both an intimate and universal point of view. Striking characters - professional or amateur athletes - guide the viewer through their specific worlds and tell their stories. Sensitivity, excellence, friendship, respect, determination, courage and equality are the values that guide their lives.
The episode Capoeira Especial tells the story of the teacher and capoeirist "Fumacinha", who devotes all his work to teaching capoeira to disabled youth and disadvantaged teenagers, in the city of Petrópolis in the state of Rio de Janeiro. Among his students, Diogo, a 19-year-old man with cerebral palsy, overcomes difficulties through his dedication to this sport.

Aude Chevalier-Beaumel & Michael Gimenez

Broadcast on Canal Futura
within the mini-series O Poder do Esporte

Full Film | Audio: Portuguese