Directed by: Stuart Townsend
Running time: 1 hr. 39 mins.
Release date: September 19, 2008 (limited)
Genre: Drama and Politics, Action/Adventure and Religion
Distributor: Redwood Palms Pictures & THINKFilm
MPAA Rating: R
From November 29 to December 3, 1999, civil disorder plagued Seattle, Washington as the World Trade Organization (WTO) held its conference. WTO protesters campaigned for causes ranging from environmental issues to animal rights. Protests occurred each day by consumer advocates, labor unions, students, anarchists and pacifists- some became violent. Over 500 people were arrested. While there were no deaths, 89 people were hospitalized for injuries. On November 29, 2008, Mayor Paul Schell declared a state of emergency, resulting in a police action to enforce a limited curfew in part of downtown Seattle and mobilizing Washington State National Guard to keep the peace. The unrest delayed the WTO meeting by over 5 hours. Read rest of review here