Capoeira, inside the game

Hybrid movie – 72’, 2016

Direction: Jorge Itapuã

Script: Carol Benjamin

Co-writers: Amanda Baião and Rita Toledo

Starring: Isabél Zuaa and Nestor Capoeira

Editing: Jorge Itapuã, Rodrigo Savastano and

Yan Motta

Executive production: Carol Benjamin, Danielle Villanova and João Prates Correia

Associate Producer: Rose La Creta

A production by Carol Benjamin, Jorge ItapuãLeandra Leal and Rita Toledo

Coproduction: Olhar Feminino

Production: Daza Filmes

Exhibition in Brazil: Canal Curta! (Pay TV)

Distribution: Synapse Distribuidora (Brazil) and Preciosa Media (Americas)

Ella (Isabél Zuaa) decides to follow her master Jorge Itapuã on a long journey to meet and document the Capoeira movement of other countries. Together they cross Europe and visit places such as Israel, India, USA, Japan and Indonesia. While Itapuã performs, Ella shoots every step of this adventure with her camera. However, being in contact with different cultures awakens Ella’s desire of becoming a master herself. As Ella embraces the idea of not being behind the camera anymore, her relationship with her master faces strong transformations.

. World première at Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano de La Habana 2016.

. Selected for: 

11º Beldocs – Belgrade International Documentary Film Festival.

25º San Diego Latino Film Festival

 40ª Mostra Internacional de Cinema de São Paulo 2016.

40º Guarnicê Festival de Cinema.

 Maranhão na Tela 10 anos.

. Exhibited in theaters in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Porto Alegre and Belo Horizonte in partnership with Kinorama.

. Available at Vimeo on Demand worldwide, Amazon on Demand in the US, the UK, Germany and Japan and Net Now in Brazil.

. Funding by the Audiovisual Sectorial Fund – PRODAV 01/2012.