Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Upcoming film ‘Battle in Seattle’

Battle in Seattle is a film, and the directorial debut of actor Stuart Townsend, that is based on the WTO Ministerial Conference of 1999 protest activity.
Battle in Seattle: Synopsis:
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 laws were affecting democracy around the world. Among them are Django, Sam, Lou and Jay. 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.
Release Dates
September 19, 2008 - New York, Seattle, San Francisco, San Rafael, Minneapolis
September 24, 2008 - Sacramento
September 25, 2008 - Pittsburgh
September 26, 2008 - Los Angeles, Washington DC, Detroit, Chicago, Boston
October 3, 2008 - Plano (TX), Santa Barbara, Nashville, Denver
October 10, 2008 - Olympia (WA)
Lead Cast
Martin Henderson as Jay
Michelle Rodriguez as Lou
Charliz Theron as Ella
Woody Harrelson as Dale

Andre Benjamin as Django
Connie Nielsen as Jean
Ray Liotta as Mayor
Channing Tatum as Johnson

‘Battle in Seattle’ Official Trailer

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