‘We Are Many’ reveals the story behind the largest global protest in human history.
On February 15th 2003, 30 million people protested against the USA and UK’s plans to invade Iraq. Demonstrations spread across 789 cities, in 72 countries, covering every continent.
This fearless, thought-provoking documentary details the remarkable story behind the first ever global demonstration.
Whilst the protests did not stop the Iraq War, the movement inspired a new generation of activists. The legacy of the demonstrations continued to influence campaigners across the world; including activists in Egypt during the Arab Spring as well as Black Lives Matter campaigners in the United States.
‘We Are Many’ features testimony from organizers, activists, celebrities and politicians who provide a unique insight in to the protest itself and the global context which led to the marches.
The star-studded list of contributors includes: Danny Glover, actor Mark Rylance, film director Ken Loach, Prof. Noam Chomsky, musicians Brian Eno and Damon Albarn, writer and Vietnam Veteran Ron Kovic (Author, Born on the 4th of July), Rev. Jesse Jackson and Col. Lawrence Wilkerson (Colin Powell’s former Chief of Staff).
The film also features accounts from members of the public – many of whom were inspired to protest for the first time.
Director, Amir Amirani, produced ‘We Are Many’ over 11 years, filming across seven countries including: Italy, Spain, Egypt, Sweden, Australia, the UK and the USA.