Battle in Seattle
Source: Catholic News Service
Engrossing docudrama (including some archival footage) about the 1999 meeting of the World Trade Organization in Seattle, as thousands of protesters, decrying the agency's globalization policies—involving issues like environmentalism, fair trade and employment—clashed violently with police, turning the city into a virtual war zone and leading to the collapse of the WTO talks. Actor Stuart Townsend, in his directorial and writing debut, maintains a taut pace with mostly fictional central characters playing out against the actual events, and the fine cast—playing protesters (mostly nonviolent), government officials and law enforcers—includes Ray Liotta, Woody Harrelson, Charlize Theron and Andre Benjamin. Some brutal riot violence, much rough language and some profanity, and a premarital situation. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is A-III—adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R—restricted; under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
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