Celebrating people power and exposing government lies, this thought-provoking documentary examines the first ever global demonstration, the protest against the Iraq War on 15th February 2003.
We Are Many tells the story of the many versus the few. The ‘few’ are the politicians who lied to their people to justify an illegal war. In particular, British Prime Minister Tony Blair and US President George W. Bush. The ‘many’ are the 15,000,000 people or more from every walk of life who saw through the lies and marched for peace.
This beautiful mass protest was the single largest mobilisation of people in the history of the world, yet its seismic impacts have remained largely untold...
"A President who has no foresight, who cannot think properly, is wanting to plunge the world into a holocaust" Nelson Mandela
At its heart is the unrivalled drama of ordinary citizens rising up in peaceful unity against a tiny minority of powerful warmongers. In 800 cities across all seven continents, people who had never demonstrated before poured into the streets shouting 'Don’t attack Iraq' and 'Not in our name'.
This bold documentary by Amir Amirani (Hallelujah Hendrix, Supersonic Dream) explores how the demonstration was organised, recounts the optimism of the momentous day itself, and highlights its far-reaching effects.
The star-studded list of contributors includes Damon Albarn, Hans Blix, Noam Chomsky, Brian Eno, Danny Glover, Jesse Jackson, the decisions makers of the time, war veterans and, of course, the protestors themselves.
From the South Pacific, through Asia and Africa, into Europe and America, even Antarctica, we see the amazing demonstrations in all their glory.