At last Amir Amirani’s groundbreaking film charting the experiences and background of the February 15 2003 anti Iraq war march has premiered at the Sheffield DocFest, receiving a three and a half minute standing ovation.
It took director Amir Amirani eight years and two re-mortgages to bring this to the screen, and it shows. 'We Are Many' is an incredibly ambitious film, charting the journey to and beyond the biggest global protest in history - the March against the war in Iraq of February 2003.
Two million people walked the streets of London, an effort mirrored in different forms in almost 800 countries and stretching to Australia and the Antarctic.
Amir's brother Taghi says "Seven years in the making, We Are Many has been a labour of love directed by my brother Amir. It tells the story of the largest protest march in history, when up to 30 million people in 800 cities on one single day marched against the invasion of Iraq. Although we didn’t stop the war, the consequences and the legacy of that day — which will be revealed for the first time in the film — will blow you away.
We have a great cast of individuals on and off the screen who have made this film possible, including executive producers Signe Byrge Sorensen (The Act of Killing); Steve Milne of Molinare (The King’s Speech); actor and comedian Omid Djalili (The Infidel) and filmmaker Wael Kabbani. Music is by Brian Eno and Simon Russell. The cast includes Damon Albarn, Richard Branson, Danny Glover, Hans Blix, Mark Rylance, amongst many others."
Watch a trailer for the film at stopwar.org.uk