R | | Action, Drama, History
Activists arrive in Seattle, Washington en masse to protest a meeting of the World Trade Organization. Riots and chaos ensue as demonstrators successfully stop the WTO meetings.
Writing and directing debut of actor Stuart Townsend.
Teamsters and turtles together! Come on, Teamsters and turtles together!
During the movie opening fly-through, Qwest Field appears in the background. Qwest Field wasn't built until a couple of years after the WTO riots. It was built on the grounds of the Kingdome which was there in 1999.
A Special Thanks to AWI and Ben White (who passed away in July of 2005) for the creation of the sea turtle costumes and the coordination of their use in protests against the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Seattle, Washington in 1999. We are indebted to various non-profit organizations and individuals who aided with manufacturing the costumes, and to the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) and Ben White for creating the idea for the sea turtle costumes. It was AWI's international coordinator, Ben White, who created those costumes and came up with the idea to put hundreds of people in sea turtle costumes on the streets of Seattle. We will miss Ben and his dedication to make the world a better place.
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