Documentary | 2018 | 71 min | Brazil
“The Brazilian” is an independent documentary that have been in production for the last 4 years due to being a labor of love.
The film is about the rise of a major ballroom dancer and choreographer Carlinhos de Jesus. Born in the poor outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Carlinhos raised into stardom just by following his dreams and by dancing through every challenge live has thrown his way.
From his mother’ and son tragic losts, Carlinhos is an example of how looking at life as a journey to better yourself. The film send an important message specially in the difficult times that Brazil and great part of the World it’s going through. He celebrates death and tragedies through his dancing, his art, his incredible creativity.
“Dancing is a Celebration for me, it’s a rite of passage”
Director: Lucia Barata
Cast: Carlinhos de Jesus, Alcione, Elba Ramalho, Grupo Corpo em Movimento, Ruy Guerra, Vava Torres, Luis de Freitas
Producers: Cachaça Productions
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