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Town in Sicily, A

Synopsis
Castellammare is a ‘high-density Mafia’ seaside town: its local government is infiltrated, its economy is stagnant and there is no future for its youth. This documentary is the result of a five-month study of a group of angry young Sicilians who formed a political party in order to contest the local elections. De Bromhead follows the group from soon after their inception right through to the elections, in which they also presented a mayoral candidate. These young people change politics in their local town, bring in fresh ideas, and catch the other parties on the hop. Through their debates and meetings we learn about what the Mafia means in their town, and what they are up against.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
2015
Subjects
Anthropology
Keywords
elections; Mafia; political events; Sicily; activism

Credits

Director
Toni de Bromhead

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Price
£50.00
Duration/Size
120 minutes
Year
2017

Related

Name

Royal Anthropological Institute

Contact
Susanne Hammacher (Film Officer)
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Notes
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