Mermaid Moments

Online Cinema Screening: Shooting the Mafia

Thanks to our screening partner access>CINEMA and Modern Films we are delighted to be able to bring you Shooting the Mafia digitally.

Mermaid staff are going to watch it at 8pm on Monday evening, which is our regular cinema slot!

Click here to purchase a screening ticket: Shooting the Mafia Screening Link

If you rent this film directly through the link above, you will get the opportunity to support Mermaid and in doing this we will receive 25% of the rental fee and you will be directly supporting our future film programme. To do so put the code Mermaid in the 'discount code' box during the purchase process. We greatly appreciate your support.

Rentals are valid for 48 hours from time of purchase.

Synopsis:

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 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 the community she loved forced into silence by the Cosa Nostra.

SHOOTING THE MAFIA weaves together Battaglia’s striking black-and-white photographs, rare archival footage, classic Italian films, and the now 84-year-old’s own memories, to paint a portrait of a remarkable woman whose whose bravery and defiance helped expose the Mafia’s brutal crimes

‘Wonderful film. An intimate portrait of Letizia Battaglia, an exceptional woman, whose photography of the chaos sown by the Mafia helped bring change to Sicily’

Los Angeles Times

‘A compelling and moving documentary’

Screen International