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Out of necessity one is thrown into the fight -
within the fight one learns to dance.

Three world renowned masters tell of the blood and treachery of Capoeira in its early days after slavery. A young man gets off the ghetto streets of Salvador Brazil and redeems his life by teaching Capoeira to other troubled youths. In their stories the surprising history and essential truth of Capoeira as a modern self defense art form is revealed.


Fly Away Beetle (O Voo do Besouro) disponível no i-Tunes

May 10, 2013
Fly Away Beetle (O Voo do Besouro) Finalmente disponível no i-Tunes o premiado filme capoeira: Fly Away Beetle! Sinopse: Três renomados mestres (Olavo dos Santos, Boca Rica e Cobra Mansa) reúnem-se neste documentário para contar sobre as condições histórico-culturais que ajudaram a dar forma à capoeira…

Black History Screening

April 21, 2013
Fly Away Beetle will be screened at Black History Studies in London  in commemoration of the 125th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in Brazil (13 May 1888), Black History Studies presents the screening of ‘Capoeira: Fly Away Beetle’ on Monday 13th May 2013…

Silver Documentary Award at PhilaFilm!

July 31, 2012
Fly Away Beetle has been given the Silver Award for Best Feature Documentary! A big shout out to all the capoeiristas in Philly who made this possible…

Blackstar Film Festival - Philadelphia

July 11, 2012
Fly Away Beetle has become an official selection at the first annual BlackStar Film Festival in Philadelphia…
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