La Regina dei banditi

The show is inspired by the true story of Phoolan Devi, called the Queen of Bandits – a legendary and controversial figure in contemporary India, although virtually unknown to the European public.
Her amazing story as a woman warrior forced to reluctantly take up arms gave us the starting point for dealing with the theme of violence suffered, and of redemption; above all, since she is a woman, the aspect of sexual violence comes to the fore – as does Phoolan’s action as a voice of female courage where oppression has reduced man to silence.

We renew our memory of this young woman, recognizing the usefulness of recounting that predestination for pain, and that claim for individual and collective rights, that have deep roots in the epic of our own culture as well.


La Regina dei banditi
The life of Phoolan Devi, between legend and reality

By Federico Bertozzi
With Sara Donzelli
Lighting design by Marcello D’Agostino
Soundtrack by Carlo Gatteschi
Video images by Michele Nanni
Directed by Giorgio Zorcù

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