Derby Film Festival Presents

Shooting The Mafia Preview Screening (Advised 15) + Short

Friday 15th November / 8:20pm

When Letizia Battaglia picked up the camera in her early 40s, she was planning to document ordinary people’s lives but she soon found herself recording the reign of terror inflicted on the city of Palermo, Sicily, by the Mafia. Narrated by the 80 year old Battaglia, the film combines archive footage from when the city was besieged by the Cosa Nostra with details of the photographer’s personal life.

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“…a fascinating look inside a near-hermetically sealed world of crime, where very few survive to tell their tale of defiance.” – Little White Lies

For fans of Finding Vivian Maier, McCullin.

In Italian with English Subtitles.

This screening will include an introduction by Gemma Marmalade, Senior Lecturer for BA. Hons Photography at the University of Derby.

Book tickets

£9.50 standard. £7.00 concessions. Free for Derby Film Festival Passholders.

15 Certificate

Director:Kim Longinotto
Running Time:94m

+ short film


(Dir: Aurora Fearnley, UK, 2018, 16 mins)

A London portrait photographer falls on hard times and turns to life as a Paparazza to support her family.