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)
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/
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’
PERSONAL VIDEO ENDORSEMENTS -
Monty Python star Terry Jones:
Actor Mark Rylance:
Former British MP Tony Benn:
Joseph A. Clark Charitable Trust (UK), The Tipping Point Film Fund (UK), Canadian Peace Alliance(CPA)
For more information, please contact:
Amir Amirani Frances Stonor Saunders Deborah Burton
T: 07740421144 T: 07791067575 T: 07779 203455
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