#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In late November 1999, masses are descending upon Seattle for the World Trade Organization (WTO) Conference, the first ever held on American soil. Beyond the several delegates, career protesters are also coming to Seattle, they who believe the non-elected organization only exists to support corporate interests at the expense of the poor, working class and the environment among other things. Before the conference, the lead known protesters vow that their demonstrations will be peaceful, while Seattle Mayor Jim Tobin promises that if that be the case that no arrests will be made and no aggressive action, such as the use of tear gas, will be issued. On day one of the conference, tensions on both sides escalate the confrontation between police and protesters, with many innocent people caught in the crossfire. As such, what was promised ends up not happening during the remainder of the conference, where many on both sides work not for the greater good of their side, but rather for their own personal interests because of their experience on day one. These battles outside the official conference are not the only ones happening in Seattle, as many of the conference delegates, such as Doctors Without Borders and those from some of the poorer nations, try to get across the point of many of the protesters – albeit in a more diplomatic method – while seemingly ignored by those in the upper echelon of the organization.
Plot: Thousands of activists arrive in Seattle, Washington in masses to protest the WTO Ministerial Conference of 1999 (World Trade Organization). Although it began as a peaceful protest with a goal of stopping the WTO talks, it escalated into a full-scale riot and eventually, a State of Emergency that pitted protesters against the Seattle Police Department and the National Guard.
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a half right look at the WTO riots
I was at the battle in seattle…all 4 days of it….they cant get the days or times right….the gassing didn’t start till after 5 pm in the afternoon on N30 not during lunchtime, we didn’t march on the jail till December 3rd not December 2nd, and the Broadway and Pine Riots or as we locals call it the city sanctioned gay bashing wasn’t started because of a cop flipping out but rather when a few people started shaking the police car with a cop in it…they don’t bring up the fact that in the mornings people came downtown with coffee for police and brooms to clean up the mess…they don’t talk about the peaceful protest that stayed on the sidewalk in response to said Broadway riots…and they didn’t talk about how people were boxed in at 2 am when bars close infront of 3 packed bars. for a movie yeah its a good watch but for a look at the Battle In Seattle they could have done better in getting their facts right
Battle for the contents of my stomach
The protests against the WTO meeting in Seattle were something big and something not to be ignored. And the WTO screws over poor countries and promotes global inequality. More people need to know this. But not by watching Battle In Seattle. I’m about as liberal as they come, but this movie is pure dreck. Heavy handed in every respect from the writing to the directing to the editing. The things people say to each other are so wildly unlike actual speech. It’s a shame this isn’t a documentary. The only thing worth seeing in this film is the actual footage that’s interspersed throughout. And even that is tainted by the noxious gas that is this movie.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 39 min (99 min), 1 hr 38 min (98 min) (USA)
Genre Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Director Stuart Townsend
Writer Stuart Townsend
Actors André 3000, Jennifer Carpenter, Isaach De Bankolé, Woody Harrelson
Country Canada, USA, Germany
Awards 1 win & 4 nominations.
Production Company Hyde Park Entertainment, Remstar Productions, Insight Film Studios
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex 416, Zeiss Ultra 16 Lenses
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 16 mm (Fuji Eterna 250D 8663, Eterna 400T 8683)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 16 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (spherical) (blow-up)