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Source:  Park Record

FIlmmaker Kim Longinotto found her perception of organized crime challenged while filming “Shooting the Mafia,” a documentary that recently screened at the Sundance Film Festival.

The film centers on the career of award-winning Italian photojournalist Letizia Battaglia and reveals the cruel reality of the Sicilian Costa Nostra.

“Because we’ve all seen ‘The Godfather’ and other mafia films, I thought, ‘how could (Francis Ford) Coppola and (Martin) Scorsese and the others have made the films if they knew what the Mafia was really like?,'” Longinotto said. “In their films, we don’t see the fact that they kill children or that they kill women in the street.”

Longinotto referred to the various photos by Battaglia that show women laying in a pool of blood in their stocking feet and men who were shot at their job washing cars – victims of the Sicilian mafia.

Read the story at Park Record.

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