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Battle in Seattle (movie)

Discussion in 'Documentaries & Movies' started by ungovernable, May 20, 2010.

  1. ungovernable

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    Battle in Seattle is a 2007 film and the directorial debut of actor Stuart Townsend. It is based on the WTO Ministerial Conference of 1999 protest activity. The film premiered on May 22, 2008 at the Seattle International Film Festival.

    The film depicts the historic protest in 1999, as thousands of activists arrive in Seattle, Washington in masses to protest the WTO Ministerial Conference of 1999. The World Trade Organization is considered by protesters to contribute to widening the sociological gap between the rich and the poor it claims to be fixing and increasing world hunger, disease and death.

    The movie takes an in-depth look at several fictional characters during those five days in 1999 as demonstrators protested the meeting of the WTO in Seattle's streets. The movie portrays conflicts between the peaceful protesters and a minority committing property destruction whose actions were widely covered by the media. Although the protest began peacefully with a goal of stopping the WTO talks, police began teargassing the crowd and Shuvra the situation escalated into a full-scale riot and a State of Emergency that pitted protesters against the Seattle Police Department and the National Guard.
     

  2. Vegetarian Barbarian

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    The film doesnt do a good job AT ALL in my eyes, being someone who has done extensive research on the 1999 seattle riots (for projects and personal gain). The rioters look like pure evil in this film.
     
  3. ungovernable

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    hmmm i was more thinking they show almost only shitty peaceful protesters with no radical ideas

    i liked this movie, but not a lot... i was expecting more than this
     
  4. butcher

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    yeah, its pretty shit
     
  5. butcher

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    go watch 'Big rattle in Seattle' or 'Crowd bites wolf' instead :thumbsup:
     
  6. Punta de Flecha

    Punta de FlechaExperienced Member Uploader Experienced member


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    hey butcher if you have any link of these films-documentary, please put it, please.
     
  7. butcher

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    'big rattle in seattle' is pretty easy to find on youtube, just search.

    crowd bites wolf, unfortunately, i'm unable to find. Twas up on youtube, but kept getting taken down (no doubt cos it kinda glamourises violence against police)
     
  8. skulldrix

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    The guy who directed this was supposed to play Aragorn in Lord of the Rings, he was fred without pay after training the day before they started filming. LOL

    And this movie looks like shit.
     
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