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Author Topic: Diaz: Don't Clean Up This Blood / Diaz (Daniele Vicari, 2012)  (Read 1679 times)

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Anyone seen this?



In 2001, on the last day of the G8 summit in Genoa, just before midnight, more than 300 police officers stormed the Diaz school, looking for black bloc demonstrators. Inside the school were 90 activists, mostly students from around Europe along with a handful of foreign journalists, preparing to bunk down for the night on the school’s floors. As the police burst in, the young demonstrators raised their hands to surrender. Undeterred and unmoved, the officers unleashed a calculated frenzy of violence, beating both young and old, male and female indiscriminately.

Diaz: Don’t Clean Up This Blood reconstructs the events of those terrible days from the viewpoints of the police, the protesters, the victims and the journalists who were caught up in the tragedy to analyse how frustration can explode into raw, uncontrollable violence. Vicari’s visceral, dynamic filmmaking drops the viewer into the dark heart of politics and reminds you through the inclusion of original footage taken at the scene that this may be a movie but it is not fiction.
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Tanzi, I bought this before Christmas (on Blu for about six quid) but haven't got round to watching it yet. Certainly looking forward to it - it's just that with work and kids, etc, I struggle to find time to watch a 2 hour + film these days - and this is one that I definitely want to watch in a single sitting rather than breaking it up over a couple of days.

I'll try to find time to watch it over the next week or two and report back when I do.

Have you seen ACAB, which also refers to the events at the 2001 G8 summit that are depicted in DIAZ?
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Have you seen ACAB, which also refers to the events at the 2001 G8 summit that are depicted in DIAZ?
Not yet, but I bought the Italian disc recently so will watch it soon.
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