WELCOME TO ANOTHERCORLEONE.COM!
December 08, 2010, 08:08:33 AM
Our new web site will:
- Keep you up-to-date in the growing anti-mafia movement in Sicily by providing information about films, book, articles, news events and blog postings.
- Highlight prominent aspects of the anti-mafia movement that are cultural, political, and economic in nature.
- Offer perspectives about the unparalleled diversity, history, geographical locations, food and traditions of Sicily to counter and amplify the limiting stereotypes of Sicily as only the land of the mafia.
- Provide information about our continuing series of documentary films and events addressing these issues.
Our plans to expand the site include the addition of a filmography and bibliography of important works and resources with commentary by Professor Anthony Fragola and an online store for his documentary films.
With your participation, anothercorleone.com will become an integral part of the anti-mafia movement, not only in Sicily, but also in the U.S.
Thank you for visiting our site, and please check back as we continue to grow. We welcome your feedback and suggestions, which can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I Cento Passi - "The Hundred Steps" From the Other Side of the Street
November 18, 2011, 11:00:32 AM
"I've waited thirty years for this moment," Giovanni murmurs. "In this room Tano Badalamenti probably ordered the death of my brother."
Giovanni Impastato draws back the curtains in the darkened room, opens the heavy wooden shutters and looks down, across the street, along those hundred steps separating his from the home from that the former head of the Sicilian cupola, Tano Badalamenti, who had ordered the death of his brother, Peppino.
Read the full story on the "Blog" page.
Recent Feature on UNCG Website
November 11, 2011, 08:05:52 AM
Professor Fragola was recently profiled on UNCG's "Inspire. Change." web site. You can read the article and watch a related video on the blog page.
Another Corleone: Another Sicily -- Now a work in progress
September 15, 2011, 09:46:06 AM
We are now dedicating our efforts to complete our major documentary, Another Corleone: Another Sicily. We have completed a rough cut of approximately 20 minutes. We anticipate the full version to run 40-50 minutes.
Responsible Tourism is complete! (September 15, 2011)
September 15, 2011, 06:29:26 AM
Michael Blair (editor) and I are happy to announce that we have completed Responsible Tourism. The documentary is 17 minutes long and was developed in collaboration with Salvatore Coppola, publisher (Coppola Editore ,Trapani, Sicily), and members of Corleonedialogos, of Corleone, Sicily.
A Day of Memory: Massacre at Pizzolungo
April 03, 2011, 03:55:48 PM
April 2, 2011
Twenty-six years ago, on the far Western coast of Sicily, along the coastal road leading from the area of Pizzolungo, Barbara Rizzo and her twin sons, Salvatore and Giuseppe, were blown apart by a car bomb intended for the investigative magistrate, Carlo Palermo.
Palermo had recently arrived from Trieste to investigate the mafia's dealing not only in drugs, but also in weapons, including heavy arms. He was told, "la mafia non esiste, the mafia does not exist," and received little cooperation, even from the authorities. That made him a marked man.
Surviving the death of Barbara and her sons was Margherita Asta, then a child, who has since dedicated her energies to combating the mafia by becoming part of the anti-mafia organization, Libera.
I met Margherita and interviewed her twice. She invited me for a reception for Rita Borsellino, the sister of Paolo Borsellino, who was running for election to the European Parliament. I told Rita that if I were an Italian citizen, I would vote for her.
I attended a commemoration ceremony that Margherita helped organize for school children in memory of Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino, the two heroic anti-mafia magistrates who sacrificed their lives to combat the mafia. The children sang, performed, and joined in a moving exhibition of youthful and idealistic solidarity against the mafia.
I also interviewed one of Carlo Palermo's bodyguards. There were two cars escorting Palermo's own vehicle, one in front, and another in the rear.
Palermo and the two escorts survived the blast, but they were emotionally scarred for the rest of their lives. Palermo resigned his post. The bodyguard I interviewed, who was in the rear vehicle, was knocked unconscious by the huge blast. He does not remember anything that happened, but he is on disability.
He was the fortunate one.
The bodyguard in the front police escort was conscious after the horrific blast. He saw the body parts, the blood of the children smeared against the second story of a nearby house. Several years later, haunted and tormented by those images, he killed himself.
On April 2, 2011, there will be an observance of the massacre at Pizzolungo.
Margherita Asta, along with her family, friends, and supporters, will lay a wreath at the bust of her mother and twin brothers.
In memory of the innocent victims.
To help heal the survivors.
So that we do not forget the true bestial nature of the mafia and glorify them in myth.
New Face of the Anti-Mafia Movement
March 21, 2011, 09:02:15 AM
On Sunday, March 20, 2011, approximately 80,000 people marched in solidarity to commemorate the 900 victims of the mafia.
The translation for the short spot is:
900 Innocent Victims of the Mafia
900 Shattered Dreams
900 Stories to Remember
900 Stories to Tell
For Truth and Justice
Is For You to Remember