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Tuesday Wonder: Shooting The Mafia

 
Tuesday Wonder: Shooting The Mafia
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21 Jan 2020 6:15pm

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Hyde Park Picture House

Brudenell Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 1JD

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 bravery and defiance helped expose the Mafia’s brutal crimes.

Kim Longinotto films rebels and outsiders, from a family court in Tehran to Indian female pioneers. Her many award-winning films include Divorce Iranian Style; Gaea Girls; Runaway; The Day I Will Never Forget; Sisters in Law; Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go; Rough Aunties; Pink Saris; Salma; and Love Is All. Her documentary Dreamcatcher opened at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, where it earned Longinotto the World Cinema Documentary Directing Award.

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The screening is presented by charity Birds’ Eye View’s Reclaim The Frame initiative: A mission to bring ever-greater audiences to films by women to widen and enrich cinema’s perspective of the world, 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 Bit.ly/BEVRTF

After the film we will be joined Dr Gigliola Sulis, Associate Professor of Italian at the University of Leeds for a discussion about themes raised in the film to be chaired by Mia Bays, Director of Birds Eye View.

IE, 2019, 94mins, Cert.15
Director: Kim Longinotto
Starring: Letizia Battaglia
F-Rating: Triple
Association: Birds Eye View, Italian at the University of Leeds’

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  • Wheelchair access

Level access is available to the stalls via the Brudenell Road fire exit. There are four wheelchair spaces in the auditorium. Sadly at this time our toilets are not accessible via wheelchair. 

Hyde Park Picture House
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Film
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