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This is What Democracy Looks Like

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Overview

Genre
Contemporary Issues, Human Rights, and Public Affairs
Synopsis

Cut from the footage of over 100 media activists, This is What Democracy Looks Like
captures the historic events of the 1999 WTO protests in Seattle.
The film marks a turning point in collaborative filmmaking and achieves a
scope and vision possible only through the lenses of over 100 cameras.

With a driving soundtrack by Rage Against the Machine, DJ Shadow, and Anne Feeney,
This is What Democracy Looks Like, delivers an intensely political and emotional account of
a week that changed the world.

The film is a co-production between Corrugated Films founder, Jill Freidberg,
and Big Noise Films founder, Rick Rowley.

Stage
finished
Running time
72 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Independent Media Center
Country
United States
Years of Production
1999, 2000
Locations
Seattle, WA
Prod. Partners
Big Noise Films

Distribution Details

Release year
2000
Festivals
Big Muddy, Black Maria, Athens International, Hazel Wolf Environmental, Human Rights Watch Intl, OVNI Barcelona, Seattle Underground Film Festival One World Film Festival 2002 Vermont International Film Festival 2001
Awards
Juror's Gold Prize Big Muddy 2002; Best Feature Doc, Doc Side Film Festival, 2002; Special Merit Award United States Super 8 & Digital Video Film Fest 2001; Honorable Mention Black Maria Film Festival 2001; Overall Production Excellence Women In Film
Broadcast (Acq.)
CBC
Language
English
Subtitles
Spanish

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