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Shooting the Mafia (2019)

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

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Kim Longinotto
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Sicilian Letizia Battaglia began a lifelong battle with the Mafia when she first pointed her camera at a brutally slain victim. Documenting the Cosa Nostra's barbaric rule, she bore unflinching witness to their crimes. Her photographs, art, and bravery helped bring an end to a shocking reign of slaughter. Written by AnonymusB

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Better than any Mafia movie I've ever watched!
12 April 2020 | by barochoc-10071See all my reviews

Bored with the constant tripe, recycled movies and average trash being pumped out at present, so I decided to turn to documentaries.

This is an absolute gem. I loved how it was put together. Never a dull moment. A little bit of an emotional rollercoaster too. This is a must see for anyone who enjoys good, interesting and compelling stories. Also anyone interested in history. Especially Sicilian mafia history.

Everyone knows something about the Sicilian Mafia (Cosa Nostra), right? But many don't know the true horrors that went on under their rule for centuries and the endless murders/executions. This film only skims the surface of some of the horrors that took place from around the 70's onwards under the Corleonesi Mafia clan.

Photojournalist Letizia Battaglia's story intertwined with the Corleonesi mafia was really well done in my opinion. It's a fantastic piece of filmmaking and had me glued. Her photography is amazing and also disturbing. Much of it she is not proud of and some photos she doesn't even remember taking. She has never had an easy life but has no regrets, it seems.

I could have watched another straight hour or two of this but I believe the story is well presented/edited in the time shown. It has opened my eyes to the director Kim Longinotto and I'd love to see more of her work.


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Release Date:

22 November 2019 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$3,251, 24 November 2019

Gross USA:

$10,881

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,042
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