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Another Corleone: Another Sicily

Kanopy (Firm)
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Video; Streaming Video; Online
Summary
For over four years Dr. Anthony Fragola, Professor Emeritus of Media Studies at UNCG, has compiled interviews and video-footage of farm cooperatives that are battling the Mafia's rule in Sicily. His documentary film, Another Corleone: Another Sicily depicts three farming cooperatives across Sicily as they use social gardening methods to gain a foothold in a region once controlled by the mafia. Through archival footage, Another Corleone: Another Sicily takes the viewer through a brief history of mafia rule in Sicily. It's a heart-wrenching story of abuse and massacre by the mafia only for the reason of strengthening their grip on Sicily. Fragola's film de-glamorizes The Godfather, it champions the working class of Sicily and the power of communal, hard work. There's a handcrafted feeling to Another Corleone: Another Sicily. Fragola shot the entire film himself over a four-year period. A few of the shots are grainy, the tripod shakes at times, but there's a charm to those moments. Fragola is less of an expert on mafia history as he is a storyteller. His narration is earnest and personal-well suited for the score of operatic and traditional Italian compositions that comprise the soundtrack. He makes a few cameos, walking through a field and musing on the martyrs who died fighting the mafia. For the people of Sicily, the mafia has been a longtime threat to their livelihood, and they were nearly everywhere-a windmill operator or the man selling produce on the corner could be cooperating with the mafia. The threat of the mafia is not what it is today. Fragola calls the modern mafia, white collar mafia, because they work as doctors, attorneys and various other white-collar jobs. Building a society devoid of the mafia is what the farming cooperatives aim for.
Release Date
2008
Language
In: English
Notes
  • In Process Record.
  • Title from title frames.
Published
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2016.
Recording Info
Originally produced by Anthony Fragola in 2008.
Publisher no.
1140921 Kanopy
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1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 49 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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