WE ARE MANY
“A bold and important documentary…a very valuable film… The one-to-watch doc from the new Michael Moore on the block” ★★★★ – The Guardian
Virtual Event on International Day of Peace Monday, September 21
followed by a panel conversation with participants TBD In Virtual Theaters September 25
On February 15th, 2003, up to 30 million people, many of whom had never demonstrated before in their lives, came out in nearly 800 cities around the world to protest against the impending Iraq War. Was it, as many people claimed, a total failure? This fearless, thought-provoking documentary is the remarkable inside story behind the first ever global demonstration and its surprising and unreported legacy. The film features testimony from a unique cast of direct participants, including organizers, activists, high-profile figures, and of course the public, filmed in seven countries – Italy, Spain, Egypt, Sweden, Australia, UK, and the USA. Extraordinary testimony from activists in Egypt reveals how, on the eve of the invasion of Iraq, the global anti-war protests inspired those in Tahrir Square to go on to engage in the massive democratic movement that ultimately led to the Arab Spring. In the UK, the government was defeated over the proposed invasion of Syria, a historic event that might not have transpired without the legacy of those demonstrations a decade ago.
Directed & Produced by Amir Amirani. With: Noam Chomsky, Ron Kovic, Medea Benjamin (Code Pink Co-founder), Bill Fletcher Jr. (Activist and Author of They’re Bankrupting Us!), Brian Eno, Damon Albarn, Mark Rylance (Oscar- Winning Actor Bridge of Spies, Dunkirk), John le Carré, (World-Renowned Author of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Dr. Hans Blix (former UN Weapons Inspector), Lindsey German (Stop the War Coalition Founding Member), Jesse Jackson, Danny Glover & Ken Loach. UK. 2020. 110 mins.