Barra manteiga – Brazil

Barra manteiga S-America Brazil Running around game No props N.o.p.: 6 +
Two groups of boys and girls in line stand opposite each other. A child of one party (the chaser) walks with her hands stretched forward in the direction of the other party: there stand the other children also with their open hands stretched forward, to wait to be tagged by the chaser. The trick as being the chaser is to tag the hands of a child of the opposite party and at the same moment quickly turn round and run back to the starting position of your own party, without being tagged by the child he just tagged. If the chaser succeeds, then someone of his own party will be the next chaser; if he fails and he is caught before reaching his own party, then he has to stand aside at the back of the opposite party. The game ends if one party is completely caught by the other party.
Director/camera: Jules Oosterwegel Editor: Timo Gilhuis Shooting date: 1999