Much like films covering Greek and Roman mythology with the gods and goddesses personified constantly messing around in human affairs, we get to see something similar, but from a totally Afrocentric lens by way of the orixas , the deities of the Yoruba pantheon connected to the natural world that also have a Catholic saint equivalent. Well check this out: Not an easy list to accomplish…. Here he makes the capoeira look exceptional and totally different from the Martial Art moves you might be familiar with. So… are there any good elements that raise this one to the levels to which it aspires? To my surprise, a year later, it became available to stream on Netflix under the horrendous new English title, The Assailant. Sally vs Desk Experience, learn, create, repeat. It would have been nice if it was but what makes this movie is the acknowledgement of the African ways.
Twitter Facebook Tumblr Reddit. Like Liked by 1 person. With all that has been happening surrounding the Black Lives Matter movements nationwide, I began thinking about the powerful legacies of African resistance, struggle, and revolution in the face of slavery in the Americas and the Caribbean.
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A boy who identified with the insect that defies the laws of physics, he goes on to challenge prejudice and pressure and becomes a hero to Black Brazilians generations on. While in Brazil inGlobo, the largest TV-Film company that has made some questionable political stances in the country was close to releasing a big-budget Afrocentric film version going by the name that says it all, Besouro.
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Besouro ( Brazilian Capeoira Martial Arts Film) [Movie Trailer] | Video
Tired of Hollywood versions of capoeira like the 90s film Only The Strong with Hawaiian Mark Dacascos, Brazilians wanted to reclaim their national martial art in film. Besouro succeeds simply for showing the beauty and power of people of the African Diaspora in a positive and revolutionary light while connecting their historic struggle to englih events.
Well worth a look if Martial Art films are your thing…. Therefore, we can look back to the quilombos and to a man who became a beetle for some inspiration. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email.
It shows the external threats and internal dynamics of life in Palmares. Email required Address never made public. Do you wanna know all about it too? Not an easy list to accomplish…. So… are there any good elements that raise this one to the levels to which it aspires? Fortunately, I found a YouTube link that has the entire envlish. Sally vs Desk Experience, learn, create, repeat. Gil again for good measure.
Notify me of new posts via email. You are commenting using your WordPress. Thanks for the comment. Much like films covering Greek and Roman mythology with the gods and goddesses personified constantly messing around in human affairs, we get to see something similar, but from movke totally Afrocentric lens by way of the orixasthe deities of the Yoruba pantheon connected to the natural world subtjtles also have a Catholic saint equivalent.
In a time of brutal slavery, quilombos were sanctuaries for run-away slaves, but quilombolas also welcomed indigenous peoples, Jews, Muslims, and anyone else oppressed, persecuted, and terrorized by the Dutch and Portuguese. The movie has English subtitles.
Besouro ( Brazilian Capeoira Martial Arts Film) [Movie Trailer]
Having seen decades worth of highs and lows in martial arts cinema, as hyped as they were, the capoeira fight scenes came off very mediocre to me. Well check this out: Watch Besouro on YouTube with subtitles here: To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Now most Martial Art films follow a certain narrative style.
That just leaves me with one question….
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Palmares gained its place in history due to its huge population debate betweenand also its endurance, constantly fighting and surviving the European colonizers for nearly the entire 17 th century.
View all posts by Eric S. We had to leave before it was released, and I kept hoping for a U. Cherry Speaks I don’t want you to think like me. It was perfected to be used as the weapon of choice in many eubtitles and in defense of the quilombos. He fights the villain and loses….