Shooting the Mafia

Shooting the Mafia

Shooting the Mafia

Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, this documentary outlines Italian photographer Letizia Battaglia's battle against the Mafia—and her camera's her weapon.

201993 minsIreland
Documentary
Director:
Kim Longinotto ('Sisters in Law', 'Gaea Girls', 'Pink Saris')

Shooting the Mafia / Reviews

The Times

The Times

There's a fascinating movie about the Sicilian mafia sitting somewhere inside this patchwork documentary portrait of the veteran Italian photographer Letizia Battaglia.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Kim Longinotto tells the revealing story of the courageous Italian photographer and photojournalist Letizia Battaglia...

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Shooting the Mafia aptly conveys Battaglia's many layers, while exemplifying the power in not looking away.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Longinotto clearly looks up to Battaglia. This tribute, though, is idiosyncratic to the point of alienation.

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Variety

Variety

An opportunity for something more rousing and revelatory has been missed.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

A fascinating look at the Mafia's vice-like grip on Sicily through the lens of photojournalist Letizia Battaglia.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Roughly two-thirds of the film feels like a self-indulgent memoir, with all the selective memory autobiographies often bring.

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