Oliver Ressler and Dario Azzellini
2002, 54:00 minutes, colour, Italian w Eng Sub
The video "Disobbedienti" thematizes the Disobbedienti’s origins, political bases, and forms of direct action on the basis of conversations with seven members of the movement.
The Disobbedienti emerged from the Tute Bianche during the demonstrations against the G8 summit in Genoa in July 2001. The "Tute Bianche" were the white-clad Italian activists who used their bodies – protected by foam rubber, tires, helmets, gas masks, and homemade shields – in direct acts and demonstrations as weapons of civil disobedience.
At the G8 summit in Genoa the Tute Bianche decided to take off their trademark white overalls that had given them their name and instead blend in the multitude of 300,000 demonstration participants. The transition from the Tute Bianche to the Disobbedienti, the disobedients, also marked a development from "civil disobedience" to "social disobedience."
The conversations with the Disobbedienti were carried out in Italian in Bologna and Genoa in July 2002. There are two versions of the video "Disobbedienti," one with German and one with English subtitles.
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