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Italian Film Festival Nelson - Shooting the Mafia


Fri 14 Aug 2020, 1:20pm–2:20pm
Sun 23 Aug 2020, 8:00pm–9:20pm
Sun 30 Aug 2020, 7:30pm–9:20pm

Where: The Suter Theatre, 208 Bridge St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman

Restrictions: All Ages

Listed by: reneeqj8

The Studio Italia Cinema Italiano Festival NZ warmly invites you to the film 'Shooting the Mafia'

Director: Kim Longinotto

Length: 94mins

Genre: Documentary

Language: In Italian and English with English subtitles


Italian photographer, Letizia Battaglia spends her career documenting the life and crimes of the Mafia.

Letizia is a woman whose passions led her to abandon traditional family life and become a photojournalist in the 1970s-the first female photographer to be employed by an Italian daily newspaper-Battaglia found herself on the front lines during one of the bloodiest chapters in Italy’s recent history.

She fearlessly and artfully captured everyday Sicilian life-from weddings and funerals to the grisly murders of ordinary citizens, to tell the narrative of how the community she loved in her native Palermo was forced into silence by the Cosa Nostra.