SHOOTING THE MAFIA

KIM LONGINOTTO

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This film is F-Rated. Tickets now on sale.

The screening on Friday, November 29th at 18.30 will be introduced by producer Niamh Fagan (Lunar Pictures). 

Sicilian Letizia Battaglia began a lifelong battle with the Mafia when she first pointed her camera at a brutally slain victim. A woman whose passions led
her to eschew traditional family life and become a photojournalist, she found herself on the frontlines of one of the bloodiest chapters in Italy’s recent history. She fearlessly and artfully captured Sicilian life – from weddings and funerals to the grisly murders of ordinary citizens – to record the experience of the community she loved.

Much-admired documentarian Kim Longinotto adds a vivid portrait to her gallery of empowered and inspiring women. Juxtaposing glimpses of Battaglia’s colourful personal life with her unflinching photographs, archival footage, classic Italian films, and the now 84-year-old’s own memories, she presents a remarkable woman whose bravery helped expose the stark reality of life and death, under the oppressive yoke of the Corleonesi Mafia.

Notes by Sunniva O’Flynn

94 mins, Ireland, 2019, Digital

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