[act-ma] 12/11 - Battle in Seattle showing in Malden

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Wed Dec 9 21:04:43 PST 2009

Malden Grassroots presents:


Its November 1999, and five days are about to rock the world as tens of
thousands of demonstrators take to the streets of Seattle in protest of the
World Trade Organization’s Ministerial Meeting.  A demonstration to stop the
WTO talks quickly escalates into a full-scale riot, and soon a State of
Emergency is declared. The streets are mayhem, and the WTO is paralyzed.

Lasting an hour and forty minutes this film stars Andre Benjamin, Woody
Harrelson, Martin Henderson, Ray Liotta,  Michelle Rodriguez, and Charlize
Theron. Writer/Director Stuart Townsend brings together this talented
ensemble to intertwine different points of view from
protesters and police to delegates and doctors -- each of whom intentionally
or accidentally find themselves on the streets of Seattle in those last days
of the millennium. Townsend seamlessly merges footage of the real event with
his fictional narrative. Ultimately, Battle in Seattle illustrates that even
against incredible odds, ordinary people can change the world.

Admission is free, refreshments are served, and a discussion follows the
movie screening.

Co-sponsored with NEFAC and the Social Justice Committee of the First Parish
in Malden and Saugus.

Friday, December 11, 7 p.m.

First Parish in Malden, Universalist
Elm and Pleasant Streets, Malden

Malden Grassroots promotes community change from the bottom up. The group
hosts monthly activities such as film showings and discussions and provides
support for local grassroots campaigns. Each year it sponsors the Grassroots
Community Cookout and Justice Fair that brings together hundreds of local
residents and organizations to meet and talk about pressing social and
economic issues. A racially and culturally diverse organization, Malden
Grassroots believes it takes all of us to address such issues as equal
rights, affordable housing, healthcare, immigrant rights, racism, poverty,
and war at a root level. Visit MaldenGrassroots.org for more information.

First Parish in Malden and Saugus is located at Elm and Pleasant Streets
(Route 60), a few blocks west of the Malden Center T station. Free parking
is available in the lot between the church and the Beebe Elementary School.
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