Documentary - Echoes of the Red One

Documentary - Echoes of the Red One

A collection of personal testimonies about the role of private homes and institutions in the anti-fascist resistance struggle during the "Estado Novo" regime in Vila Franca de X...

A collection of personal testimonies about the role of private homes and institutions in the anti-fascist resistance struggle during the "Estado Novo" regime in Vila Franca de Xira.

Master's Degree Film at Universidade da Beira Interior:

Vila Franca de Xira, a city that was known in PIDE (ex-political police during Portuguese fascism) as “A Vermelha”, was an important political epicenter throughout the "Estado Novo" period. Echoes of the Red One is based on a collection of interviews about the functioning of private houses or institutions and their oppositional and libertarian role during the "Estado Novo" regime.

The film will be made by collecting interviews with the very people who somehow played important roles in these cultural and resistance spaces in Vila Franca.

Some of the spaces and events to address will be:

- The Cultural Section of União Desportiva Vilafranquense and its cultural actions;

- Ateneu Artístico Vilafranquense and its cultural actions, highlighting the “Zip Xira” (inspired by the television program "Zip Zip" from RTP) which promoted a critical look at society at the time and was later banned by PIDE;

- House "34" and its free-singing cultural events and political work;

- House “50” and its political actions, where the first meetings for the Women's Democratic Movement (MDM) were also held;

- The Parish Secretariat and its importance in stimulating opposition cultural events;

- Vila Franca de Xira's Commercial and Industrial School and its importance for the educational development of the local population;

- The Alves Redol Popular Center;

- Travel aboard the "Liberdade" (Liberty) Boat;

- Activities in cafes and taverns such as Taberna do Chico Alemão;

- Preparation of the electoral campaign of the Democratic Electoral Commission (CDE) in 1969 in the Eugénio's Garage;

- The funeral of the writer Alves Redol and "his" people.

The angle of approach of this film focuses mainly on the decisive role that culture, associations, friendship and camaraderie played in the formation and organization of the populations of Vila Franca and Greater Lisbon in their struggle for a different, free country of repression and censorship.

We believe in the potential of this project for its cultural and historical value both for the city of Vila Franca de Xira and for the country itself. Approaching a subject still little explored in national cinema, especially because it focuses on the events of a specific place and especially highlighting the area of culture, we consider that it will be an indispensable object that will leave fundamental testimonies about the history of our country, for posterity.

About the author

We are a small but very dedicated team!

Direction and Production:

Bruno Teixeira, currently pursuing a master's degree in film at Universidade da Beira Interior, has a film degree from the Lisbon Theatre and Film School (Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema / ESTC). In his curriculum, he write the screenplay of "Glaze" (2019), directed by Clara Jost and directed the filme "Two Cartoonists" (2019) with the cartoonists António Antunes and Vasco Gargalo.

Direction of Photography:

Pedro Marques is licensed in photograpy by ESTC. He's currently taking a master's degree in Aesthetics and Artistic Studies, Cinema and Photography area in FCSH.  In ESTC, he was screenwriter and director of photograpy in “78.4” (2017) by Tiago Amorim, achivieng Best National Essay at Caminhos do Cinema Português film festival. He was also director of photography in “Cadernos de Viagem” (2017) by Luiza Seara Cardoso and “Movimento Perpétuo” (2018) by Tiago Amorim. In addition, he was camera operator of "Glaze” (2019) by Clara Jost.

Sound:

The sound direction will be divided between Jade Pereira and Francisca Mendes, both licensed in cinema by ESTC. Francisca Mendes counts on her curriculum sound assistance in films such as "Tivessem ficado em casa, seus anormais" (2017) by Inês Luís or "78.4" (2017) by Tiago Amorim. Jade was the sound director of "As mulheres que assobiavam Schubert" (2016) by Natércia Lameiro (documentary of the 2nd year at ESTC) and professionally the sound director of "Humano animal" (2018) by Gustavo Martins.

Editing:

António Ramos, finalist of ESTC, where he was assistant editor in "Tivessem ficado em casa, seus anormais" (2017) and "Berth" (2019), he also edited the documentary "The Promise of Balfour" ”(2018) signed by the collective to which he belongs, La Résistance Produções.

Budget and due dates

Behind the cameras, there is a lot of work needed to make movies come true.

We already filmed part of the interviews, but we still have a lot of work left! To continue, we need your help.

Any support, big or small, is welcome! Help us fund 30% of our budget.

 

Expense Forecast:

A. Technical Team - 1500 €

B. Food and Transportation - 450 €

C. Others - 50 €

Total - 2000 €

After filming is completed, at the end of January, we will begin editing the film, working the sound and images, until June, date in which the project is due to be completed.

All support, up to a value of 5 €, not included in the reward levels, continues to be mentioned in the thanks of the film.

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    Filme "Ecos da Vermelha" - Obrigado aos primeiros apoiantes

    Boa tarde,

    Muitíssimo obrigado pelo seu apoio ao nosso filme.

    Esperemos que goste do resultado final.

    Obrigado,
    Bruno Teixeira

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