One hundred steps…

i cento passiI want to promote a good initiative of the University of Lecce that has created, the first university course of legislation anti-mafia. 150 students have attempted this course, students that don’t forget Falcone and Borsellino judges, dead for the liberty of our country (clik here to read the relative article in italian).

An excellent non typical “mafia movie”…

“I cento passi” (one hundred steps), was the distance between the Impastatos’ house and the house of Tano Badalamenti, an important Mafia boss, in the small Sicilian town of Cinisi. The movie is the story of Peppino Impastato, a young left-wing activist that in the late seventies (when almost nobody dared to speak about Mafia, and several politicians maintained that Mafia did not even exist) repeatedly denounced Badalamenti crimes and the whole Mafia system using a small local radio station, with the arm of irony. In 1978 Peppino (30 years old) was killed by an explosion. The police archived the case as an accident or a suicide, but his friends never accepted this thesis. This is a true story!

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