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The Seattle Syndrome

Life - The Seattle Syndrome
How would you react if you could make money out of growing cocoa beans, but were punished for turning it into chocolate? That's how many people in the Third World feel when they face drastic import controls for turning their raw materials into manufactured goods.

Now they're also running up against the Seattle Syndrome -- an alliance of liberals and protectionists who want yet more restrictions on trade to fight poor wages, exploitative working conditions, and environmental degradation.

But is the Seattle Syndrome a justifiable way of fighting globalization -- or could it be a kind of colonialism in disguise?

With reports from across the globe and contributions from Naomi Klein, Francis Fukuyama, James Wolfensohn and Robert Reich.

'Protest is not enough. In the global village, the fight for human rights has become increasingly complex and, as this film proposes, can sometimes do more harm than good.' Timothy McGettigan, Professor of Sociology, University of Southern Colorado


Main credits

Bradshaw, Steve (narrator)
Bradshaw, Steve (film director)
Bradshaw, Steve (screenwriter)

Other credits

Camera, Ron Orders [and 3 others]; music, The Definitive break; editor, Pierre Haberer.

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Distributor subjects

Developing World
Global Issues
Human Rights
International Studies
International Trade
Social Justice
United Nations


; "The Seattle Syndrome"; Bullfrog Films

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