September 13, 2009

New documentary: "The Gracies and the Birth of Vale Tudo"

Just ran across this this morning, a brand new documentary on the Gracie clan is wrapping up post production. Simply called "The Gracies and the Birth of Vale Tudo," the following is the plot summary:


Fascinated by these principles and via unprecedented access to home movies and family archives, filmmaker Victor Cesar Bota follows the first family of no-rules fighting from their humble origins on the streets of Brazil to a worldwide fascination now called Mixed Martial Arts. In the United States, he discovered most people thought Mixed Martial Arts was brand new, when actually it had existed in Brazil for more than 70 years and during all of that time was almost completely dominated by this single family.

“The Gracies and the Birth of Vale Tudo” is a tale of morality, pride and family tragedy, an unyielding belief in a lifestyle and philosophy that grew to be a booming global phenomenon
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