Diaz: Don't Clean Up This Blood Review

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2001, Genoa. As the G8 summit enters its final days tension between the police and anti-globalisation protesters reaches boiling point. A raid on a school, Armando Diaz, housing activists and journalists, leads to a catastrophic burst of violence - and bitter consequences.


On July 21, 2001, Italian police stormed a pop-up protester HQ at the G8 summit. Based on witness testimonies, this dramatisation makes a big deal of its veracity. Thin roles dilute the impact, but Diaz is truly (and necessarily) shocking.

A compelling dramatisation. If the key characterisation occasionally errs on the thin side, there impact of this piece of agit-drama is still stunning.