Previously at the ICA - Films
2 Jun 2015 – 6 Jun 2015
We Are Many is the riveting story of the greatest mass mobilization in history and a devastating critique of the state of democracy today.
On February 15 2003, millions and millions of people, in over 800 cities across all seven continents, marched against the impending invasion of Iraq. This mobilization was the largest in human history and yet it remains an untold, little-known story. Journalist and filmmaker Amir Amirani reveals the background to that day and explores its wider meaning. Chronicling the rise of a new kind of democratic movement, this is a chilling but also inspirational drama concerning millions of everyday people fighting to stop a war, set against a small number of people working to start one.
Featuring revealing interviews and potent archive footage, We Are Many also serves as a contribution given back to the movement against war and is intended to reunite, both physically through networking on the website, and in spirit through the film, the people who took part on 15 February 2003.
With contributions from a remarkable cast including Damon Albarn, Brian Eno, Danny Glover, Richard Branson, Noam Chomsky, Ken Loach, Tony Benn, Mark Rylance, Tariq Ali and Hans Blix.
We Are Many, dir. Amir Amirani, UK 2014, 110 mins.
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