Tuesday, June 20, 2023
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
A film by Amir Amirani
Produced by Amir Amirani and Co-Produced by Academy Award Nominee Immy Humes and Executive Produced by Omid Djalili, Pippa Harris, Waël Kabbani, Callum McDougall, Signe Byrge Sørensen
Join us for a screening of We Are Many and a post screening discussion with Wael Kabbani (producer) and Amir Amirani (director and producer), RSVP link at the bottom of the page
Damon Albarn, Tony Benn, Hans Blix, John le Carré, Noam Chomsky, Brian Eno, Lindsey German, Danny Glover, Jesse Jackson, Ken Loach and Mark Rylance.
On 15 February 2003, 30 million people marched through the streets of 800 cities around the world.
The feature film debut of acclaimed documentary-maker Amir Amirani and executive produced by BAFTA nominated Pippa Harris (Jarhead, Revolutionary Road) and BAFTA winning & Oscar-nominated producer Signe Sorenson (The Act of Killing), WE ARE MANY is the untold story of the biggest protest in history, and how it changed the world.
Filmed across all seven continents over a period of 9 years, WE ARE MANY reveals the true story of the people power movements now sweeping the world, from opposition to the Iraq war to the Arab Spring and Syria.
In a series of captivating interviews with prominent figures from the anti-war community, as well as astonishingly frank inside accounts from those who launched the war, WE ARE MANY captures the shockwaves of public opinion – dubbed ‘The Second Superpower’ by the New York Times.
Over the past 15 years, Amir Amirani has made films for some of British television’s most prestigious series, including Arena (And The Winner is), Timewatch (Concorde – A Love Story), Picture This (Hallelujah Hendrix), Correspondent (Letter to America and Addicted to Arms) and Newsnight. In films that have received critical acclaim, Amirani has covered the life and death of Concorde, the strange world of awards and awards ceremonies, Jimi Hendrix’s house in London, music under Apartheid, the arms trade with Will Self, sex change in Iran, and the horrors of chemical warfare in the Iran-Iraq war. Two of his documentaries have been nominated for an Amnesty International Award and One World Broadcasting Trust Award respectively.
He went to the BBC in 1992 as a Graduate Production Trainee and two years later joined his brother Taghi in setting up Amirani Media. Amir has produced and presented programmes for BBC Radio 4. They include In Business, From Our Own Correspondent, The Today Programme, and documentaries on Iranian comedy and poetry. His journalism includes writing for The Guardian, New Statesman, New Scientist, Business Traveller Asia, and the Economist Intelligence Unit. We Are Many is his first feature film.