Aruanda, “a spiritual place where the Orixás live, a sort of heaven. Thinking in Aruanda while is like wanting to be in this Magical place” explain Mestre Poncianinho.
A documentary about Capoeira, exploring how the ancient Brazilian art form can change our self-perception.
By following the London group Cordão de Ouro, led by world-renowned teacher Mestre Poncianinho, the film explores how movement, rhythm, music and play can awaken the consciousness. This in turn leads to a better understanding of our environment and those around us; learn not just how to respect your opponent, but how to interact and co-create with him.
Shot during the 10th anniversary celebrations of the group, the film goes far beyond the limits of a simple promotional tool. Instead the events act as a conduit to humbly represent that which is invisible. As the master helps his students develop on their journey, so each must walk an unseen path, confronting their strengths and weaknesses both spiritually and physically.
The documentary explores these questions of the spirit, forcing the viewer to look for the answers within; and the deeper you travel, the closer you are to discovering the hidden world of Aruanda.