Mettersi a posto - Il pizzo a Palermo
|Original Title:||Mettersi a posto - Il pizzo a Palermo|
|Director:||Marco Battaglia,Gianluca Donati,Laura Schimmenti,Andrea Zulini|
|Cast:||Claudio Collovà; Melino Imparato; Dario Mangiaracina; Giuseppe Provinzano; Rori Quattrocchi; Franco Scaldati|
|Story:||Marco Battaglia,Gianluca Donati,Laura Schimmenti,Andrea Zulini|
|Screenplay:||Marco Battaglia,Gianluca Donati,Laura Schimmenti,Andrea Zulini|
|Location:||Città e dintorni Palermo (PA)|
Mafia enriches itself in many ways, one of this is the request of Pizzo,the Sicilian slang term for protection money. In Palermo, 80% of the businesses are believed to pay this tax to Cosa Nostra. The extorters, ask to shopkeepers money for safety and protection and everybody passively agree to pay to avoid their premises are burnt up. During the last years something has started to change and one of the most important protagonist in this process of change has been a committee of young people called Addio Pizzo, (Goodbye Protection money). In 5 years their civil campaigns leaded to big results but the most important success has been the break of the wall of silence about the racket issue until yesterday considered a taboo.