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Shooting the Mafia (15)

+ Screentalk with Kim Longinotto

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In the streets of Sicily, gutsy Letizia Battaglia pointed her camera straight into the heart of the Mafia that surrounded her and began to shoot.

Italian photographer Letizia Battaglia has spent years documenting the life and crimes of the Mafia. This fascinating documentary combines present day interviews with Battaglia, with archive footage and her own photography to paint a vivid portrait of her life and experiences. 

This audacious work brings grit, texture, and critical new perspective to Battaglia’s work and dismantles the romantic narrative of the Sicilian Mafia from the perspective of someone who lived inside it.

We are delighted to welcome Shanida Scotland – Multimedia Commissioning Editor, Culture & Special Projects at The Guardian – to host a ScreenTalk with director Kim Longinotto, to discuss the making of this stunning documentary. 

Ireland 2019 Dir Kim Longinotto 94 min

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