Shooting The Mafia

Shooting The Mafia · Shooting The Mafia

Kim Longinotto

2019, IE, USA, 94'

International Competition 2019

26 Nov 2019 · TM Rivoli, Pequeno Auditório · 14H30

28 Nov 2019 · Passos Manuel · 22H00

Sicilian Letizia Battaglia began a lifelong battle with the Mafia when she first dared to point her camera at a brutally slain victim. As photojournalist Battaglia captured everyday Sicilian life – from weddings to the murders of ordinary citizens – to tell the narrative of the community she loved forced into silence by the Cosa Nostra. The film weaves together her striking black-and-white photographs, rare archival footage, classic Italian films and Battaglia’s own memories to paint a portrait both of this remarkable woman and of one of the most tragic times in Italy’s recent history.