While I hesitate to double post, especially on a Friday, I absolutely couldn't wait to share this wonderful documentary. Yet another innocent PR email, and I was head over heels for this amazing film that's been split up into little episodes that stream for free on Babelgum. The movie is about Brazilian soccer and how it is an instrinsic part of the Brazilian psyche and culture. It's a historical, cultural, anthropological, sociological, and economic look at Brazilian soccer, with fascinating details shown in a simple and beautiful style.
For those of you interested in this type of in depth look at Brazilian futebol and its role in Brazilian culture, I also highly recommend Futebol: A Brazilian Way of Life and Garrincha: The Triumph and Tragedy of Brazil's Forgotten Football Hero. The first book in particular is one of the best books I've ever read about Brazil.
But getting back to the movie - I think there may be more segments coming, but for now there are only five, and I'm hoping there will be more.
Without further ado, I give you Cadência.