Saving children from the Mafia in Italy | DW Documentary

Saving kids from the Mafia in Italy | DW Documentary
Youth gangs are committing an increasing number of brutal assaults in Italian cities. Referred to as “child gangs,” the teams rob folks on the streets, deal medicine, and beat up the homeless. Many find yourself within the Mafia.

Poverty, unemployment and social alienation are the primary information of life for a lot of younger Italians. For many of them, organized crime appears to be the one method to go. The anti-Mafia affiliation Libera is making an attempt to offer the little hoods a method out of the downward spiral. In Sicily, Libera has organized a summer time camp for teenagers which have gotten into hassle with the regulation and are out on probation. A Genovese lady, Fatima, follows them as they paddle canoes, surf and sail. She as soon as needed to come to the camp herself. Right now she volunteers to assist younger individuals who deal medicine and have robbed folks. One of many highpoints of the youngsters’ keep is a go to to a former Mafia household in Trapani that’s now working with the authorities. The household’s braveness in making an attempt to halt the spiral of violence within the face of threats and vendettas impresses lots of the younger folks. However can the one-time members of youth gangs abandon their very own legal previous?

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