This is What Democracy Looks Like

NR Directed by Seattle Independent Media Center, Big Noise Films. Starring Michael Franti, Susan Sarandon.

REVIEWED By Marjorie Baumgarten, Wed., Nov. 29, 2000

This documentary was made with footage from over 100 independent videomakers who participated in the Independent Media Center and focuses on the coalitions that were created for the Seattle WTO actions. This Austin show coincides with simultaneous screenings in Seattle, New York, Los Angeles, and many other cities on November 30. More info is available at

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This is What Democracy Looks Like, Seattle Independent Media Center, Big Noise Films, Michael Franti, Susan Sarandon

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