Italian filmmakers unite on G8 Summit doc

At the Venice Film Festival, a group of Italian directors announced that their collaborative effort - Another World is Possible, about the protests and violence surrounding the G8 summit in Genoa - will debut in October.
September 6, 2001

Amidst the fun and festivities of the 58th annual Venice Film Festival (August 29 to September 8), a group of Italian filmmakers discussed the serious subject of their upcoming documentary Another World is Possible. The project – a collaborative effort among 33 Italian directors, with contributions from 22 others – documents the demonstrations and violent confrontations surrounding the recent G8 summit in Genoa. Led by Citto Maselli, the filmmakers announced plans to release two versions of the film in October, a 60-minute piece for television and a 120-minute feature for theaters.

According to Reuters, director Francesca Comincini said at the news conference on Sunday, ‘This film will not just be about the violence, but about the whole nature of the anti-globalization movement in the build-up to the Genoa summit, and the experience of these people during the week they were in the city.’

Another World is Possible, which has been picked up by Italian pubcaster RaiTre, draws from 290 hours of footage filmed during the summit.

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