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Director of ‘We Are Many’ documentary calls for personal stories of February 15th 2003

“WE ARE MANY” is a feature documentary about the biggest protest in history. For the 9th anniversary of 15th February 2003, the director invites the public to share their stories of the momentous day on www.wearemany.tv.

 
 
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PRLog - Feb. 14, 2012 - KENSINGTON, U.K. -- WHERE WERE YOU ON 15 FEB 2003?
The director of the upcoming ‘We are Many’ documentary calls for personal stories of the biggest protest march in history.

On 15 February 2003, up to 30 million people in around 800 cities across the globe marched against the impending invasion of Iraq. “WE ARE MANY” is a feature documentary about the biggest protest in history and its impact on subsequent global events, such as the Arab Spring and the Global Occupy Movement. For the 9th anniversary of 15th February 2003, the director invites the public to share their stories of the momentous day on www.wearemany.tv

All stories shared will become part of the permanent online archive, some will be selected for an accompanying book and others who share their story may be contacted about their story being used within the actual feature-length documentary film.

You will join the string of high profile names that will recount their stories, including:
Tony Benn (President, Stop The War Coalition), Arundhati Roy (Writer and activist), Brian Eno(Musician and political campaigner), Noam Chomsky (linguist and philosopher), Dave Randall (‘Faithless’ guitarist), Bianca Jagger (Human rights advocate), Terry Jones (Monty Python) and Vivienne Westwood (Designer and political activist).

SYNOPSIS
The story of the people who marched in the biggest protest in history is to be told for the first time in a feature-length documentary. On 15 February 2003, up to 30 million people in up to 800 cities across all seven continents marched against the impending invasion of Iraq, voicing the opinion of millions. The day was described by novelist Arundhati Roy as the “most spectacular display of public morality ever”.‘We are Many’ is a feature documentary that will tell the story of the many millions who marched that day, some for the first and only time in their lives. It will explore the effect that this day had on global events and subsequent demonstrations up to and including the events of the Arab Spring and the current Occupy movement.

"The global protest against the Iraq War on 15 February 2003 was a pivotal moment in recent history, the consequences of which have gone unreported. Amir Amirani's We Are Many chronicles the struggle to shift power from the old establishment to the new superpower that is global public opinion, through the prism of one historic day. I urge you to support this film in whatever way you can." Oliver Stone, November 2011

‘We are Many’ is a crowd-funded production which raised over $92,000 on the innovative New York-based crowd-funding site KICKSTARTER which attracts projects from around the world. The story of this incredible day is being brought to film by donations and pledges from those who attended the anti-war demonstrations worldwide and those who are passionate about getting this fascinating story of mass human resistance told.

The film is being produced and directed by Anglo-Iranian film director Amir Amirani and Co-Produced by Frances Stonor Saunders. The film is also Executive Produced by Emmy nominated actor and activist Danny Glover, who gave a rousing speech at the demonstration in New York. The director Ken Loach is a patron of the project. This Amirani Films production, in association with The Tipping Point Film Fund, is being filmed across the world; in the UK, France, Germany, Spain Italy, USA, Australia, and Egypt. The film is due for a theatrical release in February 2013 to mark the ten-year anniversary of the demonstrations.

6-minute Teaser: http://vimeo.com/31482380




ENDORSEMENTS

PATRONS - Ken Loach (Film Director), Danny Glover (Actor)

INDIVDUALS - The film is supported by a host of high-profile individuals who in the film recount their experience of the march, including:
Tony Benn (President, Stop The War Coalition), Arundhati Roy (Writer and activist), Brian Eno(Musician and political campaigner), Dave Randall (‘Faithless’ guitarist), Bianca Jagger (Human rights advocate), Joe Corre (Founder of Agent Provocateur, activist), Terry Jones (Monty Python), Richard O’Brien (Rocky Horror Show creator), Tariq Ali (Writer and activist), Jeremy Hardy (Comedian and activist), Michael Mansfield QC (Barrister, human rights advocate), Sir Andrew Motion (Former British Poet Laureate), Craig Murray (Former British Ambassador), Mark Rylance (Actor), Roger Lloyd Pack(Actor), Tim Pigott-Smith (Actor), Michael Rosen (Poet), Eugene Skeef (Musician), Ahdaf Soueif(Booker-nominated Egyptian novelist), Janet Suzman (Actor, director, human rights advocate) Vivienne Westwood (Designer and political activist), Phyllis Bennis (Institute of Policy Studies, Washington DC),Howard Blake (Composer). Some of these contributors are available for media interviews in support of the film.

PERSONAL VIDEO ENDORSEMENTS -
Monty Python star Terry Jones:
http://youtu.be/XEweRzyxL34

Actor Mark Rylance:
http://youtu.be/Et9dnb10wOQ

Former British MP Tony Benn:
http://youtu.be/D_rIpaBbJoM

ORGANISATIONS

Joseph A. Clark Charitable Trust (UK), The Tipping Point Film Fund (UK), Canadian Peace Alliance(CPA), Global Exchange (USA), The Elders – Global, Greenpeace, AVAAZ – Global, 38 Degrees – UK, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), Code Pink (USA), Peace Action (USA), Stop the War Coalition (UK), United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ), Amiel and Melburn Trust (UK), War on Want – Global, Puma – Global, Channel 4 BritDoc Foundation (UK), Working Films (USA), Film Forum – NY (501c3 partner in USA).

For more information, please contact:

Amir Amirani                     Frances Stonor Saunders            Deborah Burton
T:  07740421144               T: 07791067575                           T: 07779 203455
E:a.amirani@gmail.com   E:saunders.frances@gmail.com  E:DeborahBurton001@aol.com

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