May 18 – Berlusconi’s Mousetrap

In July 2001 over a quarter of a million people gathered to protest against the G8 in Genoa. The Italian state responded to these demonstrations with violent repression.

Eighteen thousand cops were drafted into the city; they beat and gassed thousands of people off the streets, arrested hundreds and shot one young Italian man in the head.

Berlusconi’s Mousetrap is a feature length documentary produced by Irish Indymedia about the events in Genoa.

The film is based on footage shot by Irish Indy media and some film culled from the International Indymedia archive.

Film starts at 7.45 and will be followed by discussion. Entry to film £3 or £2 for unwaged, low waged or students.

Discussions led by Jim Newell, Professor of Italian politics

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