7.6/10
8
2 user

Battaglia (2004)

A journey through the life of the extraordinary Sicilian photographer and anti-Mafia activist Letizia Battaglia. A story of passion, pain and the struggle for freedom.

Director:

Daniela Zanzotto
Reviews

Watch Now

From $5.99 on Prime Video

Photos

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Letizia Battaglia Letizia Battaglia ... Herself
Edit

Storyline

A journey through the life of the extraordinary Sicilian photographer and anti-Mafia activist Letizia Battaglia. A story of passion, pain and the struggle for freedom.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

f rated | See All (1) »

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2004 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Battaglia
25 February 2006 | by ville-5See all my reviews

The documentary portrays Letizia Battaglia, a chain-smoking woman from Palermo who has been a professional photographer most of her life. She has specialized to photographing mafia victims and mafioso's but she also photographs girls "because of the little girl inside her". To photograph countless grotesque sights of murdered people you need something to balance that - "shooting" innocent girls couldn't be further from that. (sorry for the bad pun!)

She has also been active to her hometown politics where corruption has always been high. (then again whole Italy isn't a known for being corruption-free country) She pats her own back for managing to introduce a local law for preservation and restoration of century-old buildings and churches in the city when they were going to be demolished. And I agree with her: I'm not a church-goer but judging from the photography I envy the citizens of Palermo for having those picturesque and grand buildings. We really have nothing like that where I come from.

To the poster of the earlier comment: the lady is 70 but she still photographs and her mind is still fully working. The documentary wasn't that touching nor did I find any intentions for such film-making. It only gave insight how she has dedicated her life for something important in the society and how she has left her mark on the world.


0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed