'We Are Many,' documentary with director Amir Amirani
‘We Are Many,’ is the story of the biggest protest in history, and how it changed the world. Director, Amir Amirani introduced the film and took Q&A
On February 15th, 2003, over 15 million people marched through the streets of 800 cities around the world to try to avert the war against Iraq. Some estimated the numbers were as high as 30 million people.
This is the inspiring story of how a handful of activists created a global movement on a completely unprecedented scale, and how that movement left an unexpected impact on the social and political landscape.
In a series of captivating interviews with prominent figures from both the political pro-war circles and the anti-war community, the road to war and the historic protest and the subsequent war is compellingly recounted.
Filmed in seven countries and featuring rare and previously unseen footage, this star-studded film charts the birth and rise of the people power movements sweeping the world, all through the prism of one extraordinary day.
Amir has made films for some of British television’s most prestigious series, including Newsnight. Arena, Timewatch, Picture This & Correspondent.
Amir has produced and presented programmes for BBC Radio 4, including The Today Programme & From Our Own Correspondent. His journalism includes The Guardian, New Statesman, New Scientist, and the Economist Intelligence Unit. _We Are Many_ is his first feature film.
Spectator – “powerful account of the epic failure of public opinion”
The Mail on Sunday – ✭✭✭ “a potent combination of precision and passion”
Shortlist – “loaded with unbelievable deleted scenes and what-happened-next clips that will blow your mind”
The Guardian – ✭✭✭✭ “A bold and important documentary…a very valuable film”
The Herald – ✭✭✭✭ “piercing documentary… a righteously angry film”
Radio Times – ✭✭✭✭ “Rousing and moving, it’s a film that should be seen by the many”
Financial Times – ✭✭✭✭ “A sturdy documentary”
The Independent – ✭✭✭ “Amir Amirani's documentary will jog memories about the sheer scale of anti-war protests… inspiring"
The Huffington Post – ✭✭✭✭✭ “The only film I’ve ever watched where the audience started clapping halfway through”
Daily Mirror – ✭✭✭✭ “shows the spirit of revolt is still very much alive”
Daily Mail – ✭✭✭✭ “immensely powerful”, “brilliant”
Daily Express – ✭✭✭✭ “the anger, excitement and hope of that day is brilliantly captured in We Are Many, an emotional and often stirring documentary"
Daily Star – ✭✭✭✭ “engrossing documentary”
Variety – “Consistently intelligent and nuanced”