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Body Games: Capoeira and Ancestry


Location: Bartos Screening Room

Followed by discussion with C. Daniel Dawson

Dirs. Richard Pakleppa, Matthias Röhrig Assunção, Mestre Cobra Mansa. 2014, 87 mins. Digital projection. In Portuguese and Nyaneka with English subtitles. This documentary follows Mestre Cobra Mansa’s search for the roots of the Afro-Brazilian martial art of Capoeira from the streets of his childhood in Rio de Janeiro to the rural villages of Southern Angola in Africa. The screening will be followed by a discussion with C. Daniel Dawson, Adjunct Professor in the Institute for Research on African American Studies, Columbia University. View trailer.

Tickets: $15 ($11 seniors and students / $7 youth (ages 3–17) / free for children under 3 and Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online. (Members may contact [email protected] with questions regarding online reservations.)

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