There will be a panel discussion with the director, Misha Glenny (writer on global organised crime and an admirer and friend of Roberto Saviano), John Dickie (author of Cosa Nostra), Federico Varese (Professor of Criminology, University of Oxford), and Annalisa Piras (Media Strategy Advisor. Writer, broadcaster, freelance commentator on
EU and Italian Current Affairs and President of the Foreign Press Association in London)
GALA SCREENING to coincide with the UK publication of Roberto Saviano’s new book BEAUTY AND THE INFERNO.
Join us at the Courthouse Bar for a complimentary glass of wine (18.45 – 19.20).
Copies of the book will be available at a special festival price.
- 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.
- Misha Glenny
British journalist who specializes in southeastern Europe and global
organized crime. Author of McMafia: A Journey Through the Global
- John Dickie
Professor in Italian Studies at UCL. Research ares: representations of
the Italian South, Italian nationalism and national identities,
cultural history of liberal Italy, cultural and critical theory,
organized crime. His works include Cosa Nostra. A History of the
Sicilian Mafia. His latest book is Blood Brotherhoods: the Rise of the
Italian Mafias, scheduled for publication in June 2011
- Federico Varese
Professor of Criminology, Director of EXLEGI, Fellow of Linacre
College. Department of Sociology, University of Oxford. Research
interests: Organized crime; the application of social network analysis
to the study of criminal groups; migration and mafias; theories of
Elisa Mantin | France | 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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