On February 15th 2003, 30 million people protested against the USA and UK’s plans to invade Iraq. Demonstrations spread across 789 cities, in 72 countries, covering every continent. Whilst the protests did not stop the Iraq War, the movement inspired a new generation of activists. The legacy of the demonstrations continued to influence campaigners across the world; including activists in Egypt during the Arab Spring as well as Black Lives Matter campaigners in the United States. ‘We Are Many’ features testimony from organizers, activists, celebrities and politicians who provide a unique insight in to the protest itself and the global context which led to the marches.
Join us for a special 20th anniversary screening and a discussion with the director Amir Amirani and producer Wael Kabbani, moderated by JoAnn Wypijewski.
JoAnn Wypijewski is a writer and editor based in New York City. She has made (or helped make) numerous works in various media across almost 40 years. Most recently, she published What We Don’t Talk About: Sex and the Mess of Life (2020,Verso); and wrote the preface to Zapatista Stories for Dreaming An-Other World (2022, PM). She is on the editorial committee of New Left Review; and is the co-founder and board president of Kopkind, a summer seminar/retreat project and living memorial to the great radical journalist Andrew Kopkind. In the wake of 9/11, she was a founding member of New York Labor Against War and US Labor Against War.
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