Directed by Kim Longinotto

Kim Longinotto films rebels and outsiders, from a family court in Tehran to Indian female pioneers.

Her many award-winning films include Divorce Iranian StyleGaea GirlsRunawayThe Day I Will Never ForgetSisters in LawHold Me Tight, Let Me GoRough AuntiesPink SarisSalma; and Love Is All. Her documentary Dreamcatcher opened at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, where it earned Longinotto the World Cinema Documentary Directing Award.


2018 Sundance Film Festival Official Selection

69th Berlin International Film Festival Panorama

2019 Dublin International Film Festival Official Selection

“The Best Movies of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival”  Wrap

"Wonderful film. An intimate portrait of Letizia Battaglia, an exceptional woman, whose photography of the chaos sown by the Mafia helped bring change to Sicily.”

Los Angeles Times

“A compelling and moving documentary ”

Screen International

"Longinotto’s tribute to Battaglia is engaging and inspiring"

 The Playlist

“Some of the most arresting documentary work of the past few decades.”

Little White Lies

"A lavish in-depth love letter to Italian photographer and activist Letizia Battaglia... She is always 

charming and inspirational, living as a strong, independent woman in a crushing patriarchy."

Film Threat

"Shooting the Mafiashows that one’s bravery–even if they’re

only doing their job–can make a difference."

Solzy At The Movies

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.

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.


London Film Festival - 5 Oct & 6 Oct - Tickets

Kerry International Film Festival - 19 Oct - Tickets

Cambridge Film Festival - 23 Oct

The W Cinema - 27 Oct

WANDA- Metropolitan Arts Centre - 2 Nov

Leeds Film Festival - Nov

Eden Court Inverness Festival - 11 Nov

Quad Derby - 15 Nov

Genesis Cinema - 24 Nov

Preview + Q&A

Cine Lumiere - 28 Nov

Barbican - 29 Nov

In Cinemas from 29 Nov

Cine Lumiere, London

Barbican, London

ICA, London

HOME, Manchester

DCA, Dundee

Tyneside, Newcastle,

Queen Film Theatre, Belfast

QUAD, Derby

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