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Shooting The Mafia (15)

29 Nov
05 Dec 2019

Directed by

Kim Longinotto

Shooting The Mafia (Cert tbc)

When Letizia Battaglia picked up the camera in her early 40s, she was planning to document ordinary people’s lives but she soon found herself recording the reign of terror inflicted on the city of Palermo, Sicily, by the Mafia.

Narrated by the 80-year-old Battaglia, the film combines archive footage from when the city was besieged by the Cosa Nostra with details of the photographer’s personal life.