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Diaz: Don’t Clean Up This Blood - Preview

Diaz: Don't Clean Up This Blood

Preview by Jack Foley

DIAZ: Don’t Clean Up This Blood is the harrowing account of the brutal attack by 300 police on 90 activists spending the night in a school during the 2001 G8 Summit in Genoa, Italy.

As 200,000 anti-globalization activists and anarchist protestors descended on Genoa to try prevent the 27th G8 Summit taking place, authorities gave anti-riot police a free hand to repress the masses. Diaz: Don’t Clean Up This Blood tells the story of the night raid on the Diaz school – used at the time as an activists’ sleeping quarter and international media centre – and the brutal attacks and shameless humiliation inflicted on those who were there that evening.

Told with fierce realism, Diaz is a gripping and harrowing political thriller from the producer of Gomorrah, Domenici Procacci, and acclaimed director Daniele Vicari.

Placing the viewer right at the heart of the events on the night of July 21, 2001, the true sense of injustice and fear is portrayed by a multinational cast, including Claudio Santamaria (Casino Royale), Jennifer Ulrich (The Wave), Elio Germano (My Brother Is An Only Child), Fabrizio Rongione (Rosetta) and Renato Scarpa (Don’t Look Now), all depicting real-life victims of the event.

Almost 12 years later, legal procedures and compensation claims continue against Italian police. British journalist and victim of Diaz, Mark Covell, received a six figure pay out in 2012 but 87 victims are still awaiting compensation.

A powerful, gripping and intense drama based on a true event. Don’t miss Diaz: Don’t Clean Up This Blood, which is available to pre-order now and to buy on DVD and Blu-ray from June 10, 2013.

Win Diaz: Don’t Clean Up This Blood on DVD

To celebrate the release of political thriller Diaz: Don’t Clean Up this Blood on Blu-ray and DVD on June 10, 2013, IndieLondon is offering readers the chance to win 1 of 3 copies of the DVD. Simply answer the following question…

Q. Diaz was produced by Domenico Procacci, who also produced which BAFTA award winning film?

A) Gomorrah
B) Amour
C) NO

Simply send the answer to Diaz: Don’t Clean Up This Blood competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email