Shooting the Mafia

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A biopic about the Italian photographer Letizia Battaglia known for her intrepid recording of the devastation caused by the mafia in her native Sicily. The feature documentary weaves together Battaglia’s striking black-and-white photographs, classic Italian movies, rare archival film, and the now 84-year-old’s own memories, to paint a portrait of a remarkable woman whose bravery and defiance helped expose the Cosa Nostra’s brutal crimes.



Sundance Film Festival 2019 – World Documentary Competition [World Premiere]
Berlinale [European Premiere]
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

Vilnius Film Festival
Valletta Film Festival
Ambulante Film Festival
Dok Fest Munich Film Festival
International Documentary Film Festival ‘Encuentros del Otro Cine’, EDOC
Hot Docs
Sydney Film Festival
Brussels International Film Festival
New Zealand International Film Festival
Fantasia International Film Festival
Stronger than Fiction Documentary Film Festival
DMZ International Documentary Film Festival [Asian Premiere]

Shooting the Mafia - Letizia


Director: Kim Longinotto
Producer: Niamh Fagan


2019  |  97′  |  Ireland / USA


Guerrilla Staff Award, Biografilm Festival
Celebration of Lives Award, Biografilm Festival
Audience Award, Brussels International Film Festival

Panorama Audience Award [Nominee], Berlinale
Best International Film [Nominee], DocAviv
Grand Jury Prize [Nominee], Sundance

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