Distributor:  Icarus Films
Length:  50 minutes
Date:  2017
Genre:  Expository
Language:  Italian / English subtitles
Color/BW:  Color
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In southern Italy, a group of shopkeepers stand up to the 'tax' imposed by the local mafia.


In the south of Italy the 'Pizzo' is the 'tax' imposed by the Mafia on merchants located in the areas under its control.

Usually it is seen as an immutable part of Italian society. Yet in the 1990s a small group of shopkeepers in a village in northern Sicily formed an association to publicly denounce this deeply entrenched racket - and a revolt against the culture of the Pizzo began.

ANTIRACKET is the story of their revolt, now joined by over 70 other 'Antiracket' associations across Italy.

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Main credits

De Falco, Ludovica Tortora (film director)
De Falco, Ludovica Tortora (screenwriter)

Other credits

Cinematography, Renaud Personnaz; editing, Felice d'Agostino; music, Michele Ancora, Marco Cirilli.

Distributor credits

Imagine Productions

Imagine Productions

A film by Ludovica Tortora de Falco

Docuseek2 subjects

Criminal Justice, Law and Legal Studies
Citizenship, Social Movements and Activism

Distributor subjects

Criminal Justice
Social Movements


mafia; sicily; italian; pizzo; racketering; protection; money; crime fighting; criminal; extortion; resistance; documentary; film; video; docuseek2; "Antiracket"; Icarus Films

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