Screening: Shooting The Mafia plus OPEN18 Moving Image, 5 Feb 2020
Wednesday 5 February 2020
47 Warwick Street
Worthing BN11 3DH
Shooting The Mafia
Join Photo Fringe at Colonnade House for an evening of photography and film. We will present a showcase of OPEN18 Moving Image films, before we go into the feature: Shooting the Mafia.
“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.”
Weaving together Battaglia’s striking black-and-white photographs, rare archival footage, classic Italian films, and the 84-year-old’s own memories, SHOOTING THE MAFIA paints a portrait of a remarkable woman whose bravery and defiance helped expose the Mafia’s brutal crimes.
“This candid and passionate documentary portrait, directed by Kim Longinotto, shows that Battaglia has always lived at the turbulent crossroads of history”– Richard Brody, The New Yorker
Warning: contains graphic imagery
Photo Fringe will be launching an open call in Spring for an artist in residence to exhibit at Colonnade House during Photo Fringe 2020 this October.