Italian Films of Oppression & Resistance
July 22, 2012 18:00Tagged as: culture history local_communities repression
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Berlusconi's Mousetrap - The G8 summit in Genoa
In July 2001 over a quarter of a million people gathered to protest against the G8 in Genoa. The Italian state responded to these demonstrations with violent repression. Eighteen thousand cops were drafted into the city; they beat and gassed thousands of people off the streets, arrested hundreds and shot one young Italian man in the head.
This film explores the repression of the movement and debates over tactics, like 'black bloc', 'disobbedienti' and 'tactic frivolity!'
Sins of Maddalena: a short documentary on the NoTav struggle in Italy.
It shows who they are, where they live, the aims and reasons of their opposition.
Follow food and discussion about the G8 in England next year