Dir: Kim Longinotto
Starring: Letizia Battaglia
in Italian with English subtitles
Groundbreaking documentarian Kim Longinotto’s Shooting the Mafia unflinchingly explores the stark reality of life and death under the oppressive Sicilian Mafia. Brave photographer Letizia Battaglia stood up to the Mafia and, through her powerful lens, we enter this world of ritualised slaughter, silence, semi-religious oppression and feudal control. Through rare archive footage, newsreel and personal photographs and memories, the scale of the mafia’s brutality reveals itself in stark and unforgettable detail.
★★★★ “HEROIC PHOTOGRAPHER WHO EXPOSED ITALY’S NIGHTMARE” – The Guardian