Based on one of the most incendiary political uprisings in a
generation, Battle in Seattle takes an in-depth look at the five days
that rocked the world in 1999 as tens of thousands of demonstrators
took to the streets in protest of the World Trade Organization. What
began as a peaceful protest intended to stop the WTO talks quickly
escalated into a full-scale riot and eventual State of Emergency that
squared off peaceful and unarmed protesters against the Seattle Police
Department and the National Guard.
Told through true events, Battle in Seattle seamlessly intertwines
compelling points of view from a cross-section of society – from
protesters and police to delegates and doctors – with no perspective
left untold from those who intentionally or accidentally find
themselves on the streets of Seattle on those last days of the
millennium. Dramatic theatrical performances merge with actual footage
of the event to bring these contrasting viewpoints to the screen.
Web site: http://www.battleinseattlemovie.com/
Trailer: Can’t seem to find it. If anyone else know where it is, let us know.
Other clips from the filming of the movie…