«Colpo su Colpo», the rock and the tears of the G8 in Genoa

«Colpo su Colpo», the rock and the tears of the G8 in Genoa

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«Colpo su Colpo», the rock and the tears of the G8 in Genoa

«I was not present in Genoa 2001. On the contrary, I was far from Italy, and from that distance the headlines of the Italian newspapers were bouncing a couple of days late. The images that hit me on my return I have never shaken from my mind and – it seems impossible, but it is so – I spent almost twenty years writing this song, filing it, erasing it, rewriting it in various stages. The sound comes from then, as an immediate physical reaction. Words have settled over the years. They carry with them no incitement to violence; no easy riot generalization. Simply, they remember that the won right to be citizens of this country includes the duty of indignation against everything that threatens this condition of ours “. So Massimo Zamboni on the subject of Blow on Blow, a passage to remember the G8 in Genoa. The song can be heard in this video, accompanied by the images of those days edited by Davide Ferrario.

Text and music of the singer-songwriter are combined with the montage of archive materials, made today by the director. «In Genoa – says Ferrario – I found myself in the fire of events, both as a citizen and as a filmmaker. I made a documentary, which analytically tells what happened and which was also used in the work of the cognitive committee of the Parliament. In twenty years I have never edited a scene of those shot during the clashes that was not accompanied by a reflection as detached as possible. Never shared the aesthetics of violence. But twenty years is a long enough time to finally be able to try to say, even with emotion, what the G8 was for those who went through it ».

The online work enriches the special on the events that took place from 19 to 22 July 2001: seven pages in number 500 of June 27, with the reconstruction of those days, the trial, the testimony of Ferrario, the project of the Teatro di Genova to remember. «La Lettura» # 500 is in the App archive of the insert for smartphones and tablets (also available from desktop starting from abbonamenti.time.news).

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