Recounting violence: in journalism and on the big screen

The film ACAB. All cops are bastards (2012) by Stefano Sollima, the book ACAB. All cops are bastards (2009) by Carlo Bonini on which it is based and the film Diaz (2012) by Daniele Vicari show how violence is, to a degree, integral to modern society and raises the implicit question of what the appropriate language and use of images should be in recounting this reality without running the risk of appearing to justify or indeed exalt such violence. Clips from the films will be shown during the panel.