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Film: We Are Many
November 4, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Capturing the impact and legacy of over 15 million people marching in 800 cities across every continent to protest against the war in Iraq in 2003, has been the nine year labour of documentary-maker, Amir Amirani. Filmed across seven countries, Amirani’s feature debut, WE ARE MANY, has been hailed by Screen International as ‘passionate and provocative’. The film pulls no punches extracting shocking accounts from those who started the war, set against the prevailing public opinion, and charts the birth and rise of the people power movements now sweeping the world.
It follows the extraordinary global protests of February 15, 2003 to the early powerful mobilization of the Arab Spring in Cairo’s Tahrir Square a decade later, with young Egyptians describing how their democracy protests began with February 15. And on to the successful US-UK mobilizations that stopped an early plan to bomb Syria — with the lessons of the Day the World Said No to War still powerful.
This DC Screening will be followed up a Q & A with IPS fellow Phyllis Bennis who is featured in the film and film director Amir Amirani.
Written, Produced and Directed by: Amir Amirani
Executive Produced by:, Signe Byrge Sørenson, Pippa Harris, Omid Djalili, Callum McDougall, Waël Kabbani, Taghi Amirani,