Autumn News

Autumn News

Dear friends, supporters and colleagues,

We hope there is something here for everyone in our autumn round-up, whether film related, campaign related – or both.

It’s been a summer where we have seen no let-up of the horrors inflicted by all sides on the people of Syria; calls to halt the sales of UK arms to Saudi Arabia as it continues its attacks on Yemen’s civilian population; Donald Trump seemingly rising in the polls; confusion after Brexit; and an unhealthy media preoccupation with Jeremy Corbyn resulting in attention to deeper domestic issues inevitably being sidelined.

But we are seeing progress in one hugely significant area. TTIP is now on the ropes. It has been a long battle – and it’s not over yet – but it proves that civil society’s determination to take on huge vested interests can pay off, as hundreds of thousands citizens across the EU who took part in the effort to stop TTIP can testify to.
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We Are Many

We Are Many

Amirani Films
Producer/Director Amir Amirani

In Cinemas May 22, 2015

In selected UK cinemas July 2016

Tipping Point Film Fund is proud to be supporting this project with funding, fundraising and campaign outreach support.

The Context

This film is being made at a time where ‘people power’ is coming into its own, again. The Arab Spring, Occupy Movements around the world, the Indignados in Spain. From Wall Street to Wisconsin, from Madrid to Athens, and all across the Middle East, people are rising up to make their voices heard.  We are going through a unique period of popular protest, seeing the start of a mass, global movement, demanding real democracy and justice.  The anti-war marches of 2003 played a huge role in laying the ground for much of this global activism.

THE TRAILER

The Film

‘We Are Many  is a film about a single day and its aftermath. It is the story of an untold chapter in the history of people power. By turns uplifting and chilling, it reveals both the power and potential of ordinary people, as well as the dark underbelly of the war machine.  It also draws a connecting line from 2003 to the present-day global activist networks as well as the wave of citizen protests seen across the world, beginning with the Arab Spring.

On February 15 2003, in a totally unprecedented event, 15 million people, some say up to 30 million, in over 800 cities around the world across all seven continents, marched against the impending war on Iraq. But how did this come about? The film will chronicle the birth, growth and rise of a new kind of movement, from those that built it, participated in it, and those who opposed it. From the stories of mothers who marched while their soldier sons went to war, to stories of men and women who had never marched before in their lives; from scientists protesting in Antarctica, to September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows protesting in New York; the story of February 15 2003 is a journey into the heart of a movement that became transformed into a phenomenon. The film recounts the twists and turns of these opposing forces, the revelations and leaks, inquiries and high level hearings which have come to light since the invasion.

Spread the word, see the film and
learn more about the issue

1.  UK release

For details of the wider general release, please visit
http://wearemany.com/cinemas/

2. DVD and iTunes

WE ARE MANY will be available on iTunes from July 18th and DVD from August 1st.  It has been acquired by UNIVERSAL PICTURES for worldwide distribution (excluding North America). Planning is now underway for the theatrical release of the film in the USA.

The We Are Many website will be a resource on many levels – from story sharing to learning more about how to get involved with some of the many issues raised in the film. We at Tipping Point are also working on our in-house developed campaign focussed on runaway military spending, developed alongside our work on the film.

We hope the film can raise debate on many inter-connected issues that the Iraq War has raised, and will continue to raise – from the value of protest to political accountability; from the costs of war to the bringing of charges of war crimes to those who took us into this disastrous conflict.

Links

Website http://wearemany.com/

Trailer: https://youtu.be/yOpa8y2TIy8

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wearemanymovie

Twitter: @WeAreManyMovie

FESTIVALS

‘We Are Many premiere screening takes Sheffield Doc/fest by storm. The reception for Amir’s  film about the world’s largest protest – the anti-Iraq invasion protests of 2003 – was incredible, getting a standing ovation from the audience, much feedback on twitter and some brilliant reviews.

Press

“A work of beautiful rage. Provokes anger and goosebumps”
Empire

“consistently intelligent and nuanced”
Variety

“incredibly ambitious… gripping. The only film I’ve ever watched where the audience started clapping halfway through…” ★★★★★
Huffington Post

“rousing and moving, it’s a film that should be seen by the many” ★★★★☆
Radio Times

The Huffington Post UK: ‘We Are Many’ Film Review – A Tireless Look At Events Leading To And From Stop The War March 2003 ★★★★★

HuffPost Entertainment: ‘We Are Many’ Director Amir Amirani Reveals 8-Year Journey From Anti-War March To Standing Ovation

The Star: Sheffield Doc/Fest Best of Fest

Grolsch Film Works: Sheffield Doc/Fest 2014: We Are Many ★★★★☆

Screen Daily: Review – We Are Many

The Hollywood Reporter: ‘We Are Many’: Sheffield Review

The Observer: Stars invoke the spirit of 2003 Iraq war demo in new film

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Save The Date: July 14 WE ARE MANY Special London Screening + iTunes release

Save The Date: July 14 WE ARE MANY Special London Screening + iTunes release

Thursday 14th July
Special Public Screening at Friends House

A special screening of Amir Amirani’s film WE ARE MANY will take place at the venue where the anti-Iraq invasion movement started: Friends House in London. It is timed to mark the release of the Chilcot Inquiry the previous week. The post film discussion will include Amir Amirani & guest speakers.

Doors open 6.30pm. Film starts 7.10pm (running time 1hr 50 mins) Panel / Q&A to follow. Event ends 9.30pm.
Tickets  £5 (no advance ticket sales – buy on the night only)
Venue: Friends House 173-177 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ
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Film: We Are Many

We Are Many is a film about a single day and its aftermath. It is the story of an untold chapter in the history of people power. By turns uplifting and chilling, it reveals both the power and potential of ordinary people, as well as the dark underbelly of the war machine.  It also draws a connecting line from 2003 to the present-day global activist networks as well as the wave of citizen protests seen across the world, beginning with the Arab Spring.

Continue reading

We Are Many UK Release Begins May 21st

We Are Many UK Release Begins May 21st

Dear friends, supporters and colleagues,

We are delighted to be sharing the UK release plans for Amir Amirani’s cinema documentary WE ARE MANY. Tipping Point Film Fund was an early funder of the film; has supported the project over the past four and half years and is very proud of its association with this timely, moving and empowering film.

SEE THE FILM – WHERE AND WHEN

1. Thursday 21 May 8pm: Curzon Mayfair & cinemas across the UK

A special screening followed by a panel discussion and Q&A, exploring the global movement’s impact and legacy 12 years on. Journalist and broadcaster Jon Snow will host the discussion with director Amir Amirani, executive producer and comedian Omid Djalili, convenor of the Stop The War Coalition Lindsey German and Professor of International Law at UCL Philippe Sands. The post screening discussion will be streamed live to cinemas across the UK .

Participating venues
http://wearemany.com/cinemas/

2. Friday 22nd May: UK release

For details of the wider general release, please visit
http://wearemany.com/cinemas/

“A work of beautiful rage. Provokes anger and goosebumps”
Empire

“consistently intelligent and nuanced”
Variety

“incredibly ambitious… gripping. The only film I’ve ever watched where the audience started clapping halfway through…” ★★★★★
Huffington Post

“rousing and moving, it’s a film that should be seen by the many” ★★★★☆
Radio Times

SPREAD THE WORD

Do help spread the word

Website and trailer: http://wearemany.com/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/wearemanymovie
Twitter @WeAreManyMovie

LEARN MORE

The WAM website will be a resource on many levels – from story sharing to learning more about how to get involved with some of the many issues raised in the film. We at Tipping Point are also working on our in-house developed campaign focussed on runaway military spending, developed alongside our work on the film. We hope that WE ARE MANY can raise debate on many inter-connected issues that the Iraq War has raised – and will continue to raise; from the value of protest to political accountability; from the costs of war to the bringing of charges of war crimes to those who took us into this disastrous conflict.

We hope you get to see the film at some stage during the UK release.

Best wishes

Amir, Deborah, Ho-Chih and the WAM team

ABOUT THE FILM

We Are Many is the never-before-told story of the largest demonstration in human history, and how the movement created by a small band of activists changed the world. On February 15th, 2003, up to 30 million people, many of whom had never demonstrated before in their lives, came out in nearly 800 cities around the world to protest against the impending Iraq War. The New York Times called this movement the “Second Superpower”. How did this day come about? Who organized it?

And was it, as many people claimed, a total failure? This is not quite the story we all assumed it to be. The film has testimony from a first class list of interviewees including John Le Carre, Danny Glover, Brian Eno, Medea Benjamin, Jesse Jackson, Tariq Ali, Noam Chomsky, Mark Rylance, Damon Albarn, Leslie Cagan, Tony Benn, Lindsay German, Ken Loach, Hans Blix.

“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

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We Are Many UK Release Begins May 21st

We Are Many UK Release Begins May 21st

We Are Many
Dear friends, supporters and colleagues,

We are delighted to be sharing the UK release plans for Amir Amirani’s cinema documentary WE ARE MANY. Tipping Point Film Fund was an early funder of the film; has supported the project over the past four and half years and is very proud of its association with this timely, moving and empowering film.

SEE THE FILM – WHERE AND WHEN
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We Are Many UK released 2015 with  second wave in 2016 to mark Chilcot Report. Available on iTunes/DVD

We Are Many UK released 2015 with second wave in 2016 to mark Chilcot Report. Available on iTunes/DVD

We Are Many
Dear friends, supporters and colleagues,

We are delighted to be sharing the UK release plans for Amir Amirani’s cinema documentary WE ARE MANY. Tipping Point Film Fund was an early funder of the film; has supported the project over the past four and half years and is very proud of its association with this timely, moving and empowering film.

SEE THE FILM – WHERE AND WHEN
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