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Red Brigade

There are voices echoing over the neighborhood. They whisper on women's ears which clothes they should wear, what kind of wives they should be and blaming them for the rapes they are victim of. That happens in Madiyaon, a suburb of Lucknow, the capital of India's most conservative region. Usha Vishwakarma decides to raise her voice. Dozens of teenagers who were victim of sexual abuse and harassment answer to the call. Narguez is a
young specialist in martial arts and she rejects to use the hijab. Afreen joins the Brigade to forget all childhood's traumas. Led by Usha the group struggles for women's rights. For a new conscience, against the old traditions and common sense.

  • Joao Pedro Fontes
  • Pedro Gancho
  • Tiago Carrasco
    Road to Revolution
  • Inês Santos
  • Tiago Carrasco
    Road to Revolution
  • João Pedro Fontes
    Road to Revolution
  • Usha Vishwakarma
    Key Cast
  • Afreen Khan
    Key Cast
  • Narguez Khan
    Key Cast
  • Pooja Vishwakarma
    Key Cast
  • Laxmi Vishwakarma
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Red Brigade
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 21 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 EUR
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    Full HD 16:9 (mov, prores, h264,
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  • Caminhos Film Festival
    Coimbra, Portugal
    December 3, 2015
    Portugal Premiere
Director Biography - Joao Pedro Fontes, Pedro Gancho

João Pedro Fontes is a freelancer cameraman with work experience on the entire African continent, Middle East and India. Co-author and cinematographer of the multimedia projects "Até lá Abaixo" and "Estrada da Revolução". Beside the documental projects he worked on many television formats for the Portuguese stations RTP and SIC.
Pedro Gancho is graduated in Sound and Image on Escola Superior de Artes e Design das Caldas da Rainha and has a diploma on audiovisual post-production on Restart school. He has been working as video editor but has also experienced video and directing formats. He worked with many directors and producing companies such as: Até ao Fim do Mundo,, Clap Filmes, Institut Français du Portugal and Lx Filmes.

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