Rhythmic Uprising is a documentary that shows how vibrant Afro-Brazilian performing arts are used to fight racism, social exclusion, and poverty in Bahia, Brazil. The film outlines the transformative powers of a large movement of community cultural projects that make up the latest chapter in a creative struggle for racial equality that began four centuries ago.

In this sixth chapter, we take a look at the internationally-celebrated martial art of Capoeira Angola through the homegrown example of ACANNE - Associação de Capoeira Angola Navio Negreiro ("Slaveship Capoeira Angola Association). The association's leader, Mestre Rene, his daughter Barbara "Cris" Bittencourt, and member Gildásio Pereira de Jesus speak about the profound importance of their true-to-form capoeira for African-descendent youth in Salvador.

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