Shooting the Mafia
Sicilian Letizia Battaglia began a lifelong battle with the Mafia when she first dared to point her camera at a brutally slain victim. A woman whose passions led her to ditch traditional family life and become a photojournalist, she found herself on the front lines during one of the bloodiest chapters in Italys recent history. She fearlessly and artfully captured everyday Sicilian lifefrom weddings and funerals to the grisly murders of ordinary citizensto tell the narrative of the community she loved f-rced into silence by the Cosa Nostra. SHOOTING THE MAFIA weaves together Battaglias striking black-and-white photographs, rare archival footage, classic Italian films, and the now 84-year-olds own memories, to paint a portrait of a remarkable woman whose whose bravery and defiance helped expose the Mafias brutal crimes.