Shooting The Mafia - #ReclaimTheFrame with Bird's Eye View15

Shooting The Mafia - #ReclaimTheFrame with Bird's Eye View

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  • Sun 24 Nov
  • 94 minutes
  • Director: Kim Longinotto
  • Cast: Letizia Battaglia
  • Ireland (2019)


Bird's Eye View #ReclaimTheFrame with a Preview of Kim Longinotto's Shooting The Mafia followed by a Q&A with historian and author of Mafia Republic, Cosa Nostra: A History of The Sicilian Mafia and Blood Brothers: The Rise of The Italian Mafia, John Dickie.

In the streets of Sicily, beautiful, gutsy Letizia Battaglia pointed her camera straight into the heart of the Mafia that surrounded her and began to shoot. The striking, life-threatening photos she took documenting the rule of the Cosa Nostra define her career.

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.

This screening is in association with CinemaItaliaUK.

Reclaim The Frame is a mission to bring ever-greater audiences to films by women to widen and enrich cinema’s perspective of the world, run by charity Birds’ Eye View, and backed by the British Film Institute’s Audience Fund. To join the #ReclaimTheFrame mission and receive free cinema tickets, discount codes and other film goodies go to