In 1999, five days rocked the world as tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Seattle in protest of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Environmentalists, consumer advocates, labor unions, students, anarchists and pacifists all converged, bringing attention to how the WTO's policies were affecting democracy around the world. The upcoming presidential election has now reinvigorated the debate over global trade policy. Django, Sam, Lou and Jay are united in their desire to be heard and to make a difference. For these protesters, this is very personal and the stakes are higher than mere politics. A peaceful demonstration to stop the WTO talks quickly escalates into a full-scale riot and an eventual State of Emergency results. The streets are mayhem, the WTO is paralyzed. Caught in the crossfire are Seattle residents, including its beleaguered mayor, a riot cop on the streets and his pregnant wife. The choices they make will change their lives forever and prove, ultimately, that ordinary people can change the world.
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Director: Stuart Townsend
Writer: Stuart Townsend
Producer: Kirk Shaw, Maxime Remillard, Mary Aloe and Stuart Townsend
Cast: Charlize Theron, Woody Harrelson, Ray Liotta, Martin Henderson, Michelle Rodriguez, Rade Serbedzija, André Benjamin, Connie Nielsen, Isaach de Bankole and Channing Tatum
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