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In the Shadows of Death

Start: 20 May 2011 7:30 pm

Venue: Courthouse Hotel Cinema

20 May 2011 7:30 pm
Courthouse Hotel Cinema
19-21 Great Marlborough Street, London, United Kingdom, W1F 7HL

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To coincide with the UK publication of Roberto Saviano’s new book BEAUTY AND THE INFERNO.
Copies of the book will be available at a special festival price.

A great panel discussion will follow the film.

CHAIR Annalisa Piras
Correspondent of Gruppo L’Espresso. Media Strategy Advisor, Writer, broadcaster, freelance commentator on
EU and Italian Current Affairs. Tv producer with 20 years experience
in International Journalism, print and broadcast. Dateline Panel at
BBC + Contributor/Presenter at BBC Radio 4 + 6 years as Board Member
and President of the Foreign Press Association in London.

– John Foot
Professor of Modern Italian History in the Department of Italian, UCL.
His research specialisms include modern Italian history, urban
history, immigration in the twentieth century, cultural and social
history, Italian politics, the Resistance, and micro and oral
historical approaches.

– Federico Ippoliti
Expert on organized crime from Circolo Radio Londra of the London
group of the Italian party Sinistra Ecologia e Libertà (Left Ecology
and Freedom, SEL). They organized a meeting  titled “The city of
Mafia,” at SOAS University. He studied in depth the role of organized
crime in Europe.

– Christopher Duggan
Professor of Italian History, University of Reading. Director of
Centre for Modern Italian History. He has written and researched
extensively on many aspects of modern Italian history, and his books
include “Fascism and the mafia”, Yale University.

-Gaia Servadio
Expert on mafia. Author of “A Profile of a Mafia Boss”, “Mafioso: A
history of the Mafia as a social phenomenon”.
Vice-President Foreign Press Association, London. From 1989 to 1994
As a journalist has worked as London correspondent for La Stampa,
l’Espresso, l’Europeo, Art correspondent for Il Corriere della sera ;
in the UK, amongst others, The Times, the Observer, The Sunday Times,
The Independent, The Telegraph group. TV documentaries: On the Mafia
(Murder by Neglect BBC1) and Alcamo, the Mafia mentality BBC 2.


In the Shadows of Death

+ Panel Discussion UK Premiere
Elisa Mantin | | 52 mins

Gomorra has changed his life: Roberto Saviano, in his early thirties, has a life similar to Salman Rushdie since his book has been published and the film a huge success all over the world. We will follow Roberto Saviano in his daily life and struggles, treated as a hero by a young Italian generation and as a traitor by the Camorra.

Elisa Mantin, Director, has directed many documentaries for French Television- ARTE, France Television channels etc. She has also worked in England for BBC 2 and Channel 4.
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