Synopsis by Jason Buchanan
Director Daniele Vicari recreates the notorious police raid of the Diaz school in Genoa, Italy during the 2001 G8 Summit, exploring the tragic event from the perspectives of the authorities as well as the protesters and foreign journalists who took the brunt of their brutality in this politically-charged drama. It was the final day of the summit when 300 police officers searching for black bloc demonstrators raided the Diaz school. As the 90 activists lodging inside the school attempted to peacefully surrender, the police didn't arrest them but instead launched into a brutal and unrelenting attack. This film tells the story of that fateful day, and includes actual footage from the scene as a vivid reminder that letting absolute power go unchecked can yield devastating results.
brutality, police, riot [uprising], summit-meeting, violence