We Are ManyCultureCinemaMovie reviews
We Are Many is emotional, angry, passionate and hopeful: a rousing documentary surrounding the massive worldwide protests that took place on 15th February 2003 against the imminent Iraq war. For the millions who took to the streets on that incredible day – a day that has gone down in global history – this is essential viewing. It’s also an important film for those who weren’t involved, because although the protests did not succeed, the movie has a strong message of hope and reinforces the boundless potential of people power.
Partially funded by Kickstarter, Amir Amirani’s film has an impressive line-up of contributors, from Tony Benn and Damon Albarn, to Danny Glover and Richard Branson, as well as key players in the movement from around the world. The level of passion translates easily to the audience, government lies are re-lived and underhand tactics are exposed. We are left in no doubt as to who the criminals are.
Watching the build-up and culmination of a global movement is truly inspiring. What initially seemed like a crazy idea came to life in the most unbelievable way through the passion and outcry of normal people, most of whom had never attended a demonstration in their life. Protests were held in over 800 cities worldwide, including one in Antarctica, and even though certain governments did not listen to their people at the time, it is clear that the public were right, their strength was felt. The repercussions of what was done on the 15th February 2003 have resonated and inspired the Egyptian revolution and affected the outcome of a potential war in Syria. We Are Many is a visceral and powerful film with an inspiring message.
We Are Many is released nationwide on 22nd May 2015.
Watch the trailer for We Are Many here: