A young Black teenager, who lives in a slum(favela) tries to survive the West, poverty and Brazil. He uses the art of Capoeira, and the teachings of his father to beat the definition of others, while making a life for himself and others like him. It's a love story, a crime story, a story about us, My name is Lucas.
Lucas tries to avoid the drug gang that controls his favela, while working to keep his family together after his father's disappearence. He falls in lust, then falls in love, and he learns the difference. Lucas dreams his way from a nightmare reality, and tries to show others how to do that also.