Showdown in Seattle: Five Days that Shook the WTO
Showdown in Seattle: Five Days that Shook the WTO is a five-part video series that features an on-the-ground, noncorporate perspective and analysis of peoples' participation in Seattle during the meeting of the World Trade Organization in November-December of 1999. The videos will be shown around San Diego during the month of February. San Diego participants in the Seattle protest will be present at each showing. These events are free to the public.
The tape includes remarkable footage of popular participation, police repression, and resistance. It was produced by an unprecedented collaboration of video artists and activists from around the United States working under the umbrella of the Independent Media Center.
Each section focuses on a theme: Overview, Labor and Human Rights, Women and Development, Agriculture and Environment, and a Wrap-up. The shows are lively and colorful and include footage from the streets as well as meaningful interviews with protest participants. Well known activists such as Vandana Shiva, Ralph Nader, Michael Parenti, and Lech Walesa provide engaging critiques of the WTO, corporate globalization, and the corporate-owned media.
These events are sponsored by the Ad Hoc Committee on the WTO. For more information about video showings and purchase, please call (619) 463-0721.