Blood Money Episode 2: Top 15 Documentaries on the Italian Mafia

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Blood Money Episode 2: Top 15 Documentaries on the Italian Mafia

Playlist 16 videos 12 hours:
1.Inside Italian Mafia 2013 The Godfathers

2. History of Organized Crime: Sicily
Documentary on the history of organized crime and the source of the Italian Mafia/Mob - Sicily.

3. The Sicilian Mafia - History of Cosa Nostra (Going Global)

The Mafia (also known as Cosa Nostra, in English "Our Concern") is a criminal syndicate in Sicily, Italy. It is a loose association of criminal groups that share a common organizational structure and code of conduct, and whose common enterprise is protection racketeering. Each group, known as a "family", "clan", or "cosca", claims sovereignty over a territory, usually a town or village or a neighbourhood (borgata) of a larger city, in which it operates its rackets. Its members call themselves "men of honour", although the public often refers to them as "mafiosi".

According to the classic definition, the Mafia is a criminal organization originating in Sicily. However, the term "mafia" has become a generic term for any organized criminal network with similar structure, methods, and interests.

4. The Sicilian Mafia Documentary

5. The Mafia Godfathers - John Gotti & Salvatore Riina

A Documentary about the two most notorious Italian mafia bosses the world has ever seen. John Gotti was head of the Gambino Family in New York City which was the most powerful crime family at the time. He was nicknamed the Teflon Don because he was impossible to convict, getting acquitted by jury decision 'not guilty' on 4 seperate occasions.

The documentary also details the life of Toto Riiina, Sicily's most powerful mafia boss who got the nickname 'The Beast' because he had ordered the deaths of hudreds of men and commited thousands of atrocities.

The documentary includes many interviews with former mafia associates, John Gotti's lawyer, FBI agents and the sister of Giovanni Falcone, the well known Anti-Mafia judge in Italy who was assasinated on the orders of Toto Riina.

6. The Secret History of Cosa Nostra

7. Camorra: Italy's Bloodiest Mafia - Great documentary

The Camorra, the Naples mafia, is Italy's bloodiest organised crime syndicate. It has killed thousands and despite suffering many setbacks is as strong as ever. It is into drug trafficking, racketeering, business, politics, toxic waste and even the garbage disposal industry. Naples's recent waste crisis was in part blamed on the crime syndicate. Its grip on the city is far reaching.

Talking to Camorra insiders who have never spoken to the media before, and drawing on interviews with Camorra victims who are fighting back, reporter Mark Franchetti investigates Italy's deadliest mafia to learn how it has survived so long in a country at the heart of Europe and what it will take to defeat it.

8. The Mafia's Secret Bunkers (BBC Documentary)

9. Italian Mafia in America

10. Ten Commandments of the Italian Mafia
In 2007, Italian police make an astonishing discovery during a raid on a Mafia boss' villa: a list of the Mafia's most sacred laws.

11. Italian Mafia in Naples
The Mafia is Italy's biggest industry according to the 2011 annual report on organized crime by the business federation Confesercenti. Mafia rackets accounted for 140 billion euros or 7 percent of Italy's GDP last year. The recently signed anti-Camorra protocol, aimed at fighting juvenile delinquency in Naples and protecting Neapolitans from organized crime, had been long awaited. For the first time the state at all levels of government has committed to seriously tackling the Camorra issue. The document was signed by the country's Interior Minister, Anna Maria Cancellieri, Justice Minister Paola Severino, Naples Mayor Luigi De Magistris, and local and regional authorities.

12. The origins of the 'ndrangheta of Calabria: Italy's most powerful mafia
UCL Lunch Hour Lecture: The origins of the 'ndrangheta of Calabria: Italy's most powerful mafia
Professor John Dickie (UCL Italian)

On 15 August 2007, six young men with origins in the Italian region of Calabria were ambushed and murdered in the German steel town of Duisburg. This was northern Europe's St Valentine's Day massacre, the worst ever mafia bloodbath outside Italy and the United States. Suddenly, journalists across the globe were struggling with what the New York Times called an 'unpronounceable name': 'ndrangheta (en-drang-get-ah.) In the 1990s, the 'ndrangheta placed itself in a leading position in the European wholesale cocaine market by dealing direct with South American producers. It is now thought to be the wealthiest and most powerful of Italy's major criminal brotherhoods. But how, when, and why did it first emerge?

12. Uncovering Italy's Modern Mafia Groups
Calabria Mafia (1994): This film investigates the activities of Mafia groups in Italy, and the problems faced by the country's police force when faced by a code of silence enforceable by death.

13-14. La Cosa Nostra - The Mafia -an Expose

15. History of the Mafia, 1943-1954. Salvatore Giuliano and Portella della Ginestra

Want more?
If you know Italian, watch these 10 documentaries, interviews and footage of Toto Riina's process.
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Salvatore Riina, the most powerful Mafia boss of the 1980s. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Sketch of the 1901 maxi trial of susp...
Sketch of the 1901 maxi trial of suspected mafiosi in Palermo. From the newspaper L'Ora, May 1901 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Mafia crime family structure tree
 Mafia crime family structure tree (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
map of the Mafia in Italy Nederlands: kaart va...
map of the Mafia in Italy (Photo credit: Wikipedia)