It is a story of resistance to oppression, the story of one girl's
fight against destiny. On November 5, 1991, a 17-year-old Sicilian
named Rita Atria went to the anti-Mafia judge to seek vengeance for
the murders of her father and brother, both of whom had been "Men
of Honor" in the Mafia. It was the first time that such a young woman
from a family linked to the Mafia had broken the code of silence.
From that moment on, Rita’s days were numbered.
Repudiated by her mother and boyfriend, threatened and ostracized
by the entire village, Rita was forced to abandon her native Sicily
and go into hiding in Rome. Taken under the wing by judge Paolo Borsellino,
Rita is confronted by the absudity in life when both Paolo and the
fmaous Judge Falcone are murdered.
Marco Amenta was born in Palermo on August 11, 1970. Amenta grew up
in Sicily and started working as a photojournalist for a variety of
Italian magazines. Looking to broaden his horizons he moved to Paris
and obtained a degree in cinema.
After working on short films as a cameraman and then as a director
of photography, Amenta then moved on to directing two documentaries
during the Bosnian conflict "Born in Bosnia" and "Lettre de Cuba."
In 1995, Amenta received a grant from the French Ministry of Youth
and started his own production company, Odissea, with a French director
by the name of Florent Marcie. Amenta splits his time between Paris
and Palermo where he has started another production company, Eurofilm.
Rosita Bonanno, International Relationshiper
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Palermo, Italy 90138