"The other Sicilian Giacomo Pilati, photos Fabio Marino - Coppola Publisher" - "Twelve Sicilian women are told, crossing with their extraordinary lives a few crumbs of History. And all together give an idea of how to be brave and combative certain stubborn unconscious sentimental Sicilian women. How they can be so realistic to believe in the impossible, to marry lost causes, complicated men, visionary projects. " Twelve women photographed in around Sicily to tell their life in a book. In addition to the photos in the book you can also see the video presentation.Foreword by Roselina Salemi From the book "The other Sicilian - twelve stories true" DIGIACOMO Pilati - Photo Fabio Marino - Coppola Publisher There is one who fought the Mafia and that as a child she met the eyes of a hawk in a cage, a real love at first sight. There is one that has seen her family swept away by the bomb destined for a judge and that ninety remembers his loves indulgence from happy butterfly, as a girl "too far" for an age so severe. Twelve Sicilian women are told, crossing with their extraordinary lives a few crumbs of History. And all together give an idea of how to be brave and combative certain stubborn unconscious sentimental Sicilian women. How they can be so realistic to believe in the impossible, to marry lost causes, complicated men, visionary projects. The record reveals the stories in a disorderly fashion, discovers and floods, exalts them and delete leaving behind bright shards of names and faces, and many will be lost if there was not someone to pick them up, sure to find in each one a small mine of details and secrets, because women can also be silent, but rarely forget. Perhaps, only waiting for a question. We want the stories to understand the world, but also those who know recognize them. And Truman Capote was able to prove it: a few books like "In Cold Blood" have failed to explain America. A Giacomo Pilati, "the other Sicilian", known, met, interviewed, discoveries over the record, I liked them so different, yet similar, because they are linked by a special destiny, from a moral obligation to deliver to the world the meaning of their choices , not as those who have an absolute truth be disclosed, but as someone who means a road, a path that others will then have to go. Able to confess with a fierce sincerity, with a sweetness innocent. Pina Maisano, widow of Libero Grassi, recalls with pride the choice of the husband not to pay "protection money", taking a risky position, paid with his life, but also an example that is only now beginning to bear fruit in civil society . Margaret Pole sees in the mind of the film on the last day of his mother and twin brothers, deleted from the explosion that would kill the judge Carlo Palermo. As in many women's memories, that day has remained intact, a gesture after another, one minute after another relived in slow motion, the hasty greeting, the car part, the goodbye he does not know to be a good-bye. Sonia Alfano, daughter of Beppe, the journalist killed by the Mafia, with painful serenity reconstructs the pieces of the puzzle that finally explain the isolation and condemnation of his father wanted to pay him for "not" write nonsense. And then the birds in cage Anna Giordano, bought for very little money when she was a child: love nature, protect it, it becomes a destiny. Like the look magic that suddenly reveals the "Room of the Scirocco" in Maria La Rocca di San Silvestro. In each of these lives is a moment that changes and transforms, a crossroads embarked for love or need that is no longer able to go back. Nina Di Giorgi, mate Nat Scammacca, able to "see" the poem, at some point choose to follow the law of the heart, Amelia Scimone, queen of the piano bar on the "San Domenico" Taormina says no to American billionaire wants to take it away (and is perhaps the only regret), Graziella Proto give up work as a researcher, divided between guinea pigs and workshops, in the name of the battle for the rule of law and, as a true fighter, does not know the word "surrender." For each program, Giacomo Pilati captures the crucial point, one in which the pain, the loss, the defeat could be the end but they are the beginning of a new challenge. Therefore, thus says that these women liked him. And, guided by instinct, from the heart, rather than the job (happens to those who use journalism as a ladder to climb higher and, in the manner of Wittgenstein, is willing to throw it away once you arrive at the top), tells stories that could be monologues, they could be songs or novels. There is too much in truth, too much emotion to be just interviews. He tells stories that are part of our present and do not allow anyone to store the past, always a strong temptation, when the past is uncomfortable. There are women (and the listener) to prevent it happening. So Sonia, Amelia, Nina, Graziella and the other, also of James, will appeal to many, to all who meet in these pages.
Video presentation of the book