THE VALLEY OF THE JATO

PE VALEA LUI JATO


Italy / UK, 2012, 67'
Caterina Monzani, Sergio Vega Borrego

ORIGINAL TITLE

LA VALLE DELLO JATO


CATEGORY

Media rehab

SYNOPSIS

I am in love with my homeland, capito? One day, my children will see this land free from the mafia and the mafiosi. I hope to contribute to this in my own way.

In the current economic and political climate, when journalists are pushed towards partisan or tabloid content, citizen and community journalism carries much hope for maintaining a standard of accountability in society. In the heart of Sicily, one man and his family-run TV station is in charge of an hour-and-a-half-long news broadcast, one of the longest in Europe. Pino Maniaci, the stubborn self-made journalist and director of Telejato, is a unique combination of Don Quijote and Groucho Marx, and a relentless voice against corruption and organized crime. Constantly threatened by the mafia, he does not compromise for anything and is living proof of the crucial role that can be played by dedicated independent community journalists. 
With the recent offensive of the political oligarchy against the last bastions of investigative journalism in Romania, perhaps we should learn a thing or two from Maniaci - and from the community that stands by him.  

FULL PROGRAM

17 March, 20:00, Cinema Pro

18 March, 18:00, Cinema Elvire Popesco

VO

Italian

SUBTITLES

English, Romanian

PRODUCER

Miafilm

AWARDS AND FESTIVALS

Best Italian Documentary Award – Rome Independent Film Festival, Italy, 2013

DOK Leipzig International Documentary Film Festival, Germany, 2013, 

Environmental International Film Festival, Spain, 2013

MiradasDoc International Film Festival, Spain, 2013

Documentary in Europe, Italy, 2013

Festival Internacional de Cine Monterrey, Mexico, 2013

Est Film Festival, Italy, 2013

Biografilm Festival, Italy, 2013

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