A dirti la verita

2011

A 4 monitors video installation showing several individuals interviewed in Corleone.
They represent different point of view: a Polish tourist who was looking for The Godfather’s village and is upset because he did not meet any mafioso; on the contrary, a Canadian tourist who is happy because he found exactly what he was looking for: the real mafia atmosphere; the anti-mafia centre director who talks about Corleone as a big stage where everything “seems normal”; the old man who talks about mafia – “ if you mind your own business nobody bothers you and mafia only exists if you talk about others’ business”; the trade unionist who is threatened by mafia because “ he does not know one’s place”, remembering that in Corleone there were also people who died because they opposed mafia, etc.
The video installation starts with a resident of Corleone revealing the true story of Sicilian Mafia boss Totò Riina. In doing so, he makes a point by saying that everything he is narrating is taken from the movie, even if we both know that this is not the case.

A dirti la verità (Telling you the truth), 2011
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Trailer: A dirti la verità (Telling you the truth), 2011
4-channel video installation, full length 18‘10”