Genova Legal Forum and Activist Trauma Support
Films: 'OP. Genova 2001. Public Order during the G8' & 'The Diaz raid Genoa 2001' & local activist shorts
Followed by a Q & A session about the latest developments in the trials and discussion regarding the implications of Genoa for our wider movement and the 2009 G8 Summit in La Maddalena, Italy. Speakers from Genova legal Forum & Activist Trauma Support
Sunday 8th June 2008
Protestors at the 2001 G8 in Genova faced massive police brutality. The trials of the police involved in the Diaz and Bolzaneto cases are nearing their conclusion. At the end of July the judge in the Bolzaneto trial will deliver his verdict, while the Diaz trial will enter it's closing sequence. Around 150 of the survivors of Diaz and Bolzaneto will gather in Genova to mark these events.
Activist Trauma Support are planning to be in Genova to offer support to the survivors during this period. This benefit will raise money to enable this support to take place.
'OP. Genova 2001. Public Order during the G8'
Produced by the Secretariat of the Genoa Legal Forum.
OP is a detailed examination of the events of the 20th of July 2001, when marches and rallies around the red zone were heavily attacked by the police. Through maps, recordings of police radio communications and other evidence gathered in the course of the trial against 25 demostrators, the film exposes the way the police forces turned the streets of Genoa into a
war zone. Who was the real threat to Public Order at the 2001 G8?
'The Diaz raid Genoa 2001'
This film of the Diaz raid, which took place at the end of the Genoa G8 in July of 2001, tells a more complete story than previous footage has been able to. It was compiled from material taken from the 'Genova Super Video' which has been instrumental in the course of the diaz trial and includes footage from the San Martino Hospital before victims were taken to Bolzaneto.
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