Left Bank Cinema: We Are Many
April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm£4 - £5
We Are Many is the story of the biggest protest in history, and how it changed the world. On February 15th, 2003, millions of people marched through the streets of 800 cities around the world to try to avert the war against Iraq. Many were protesting for the first time ever.
This bold documentary charts the birth and growth of the new people power movement. “The scales fell from people’s eyes,” says director Amir Amirani. “Up until then, they still had a faith in politics: that there would come a point at which the politicians would have to listen. The realisation that this was not the case was a huge moment.”
The film features testimony from a unique cast of direct participants, including organisers, activists, high-profile figures, and of course the public.
Presented in partnership with disrUPt, a project run by academics at Leeds Beckett University.
Amir Amirani / UK / 2014 / 110 mins
Before the screening
Come along early (6pm onwards) and OCCUPY LEFT BANK LEEDS with The Commoners Choir!
The disrUPt project invites you to take part in a live exhibition of protest banners, which will take place on the grass at the front of Left Bank Leeds. Bring a banner that you have marched with previously, or use the materials provided make your own!
‘People power’ pays dividends too: anyone who brings a sign or banner that they have made for a previous protest, or makes their own banner before the start of the event, will be able to watch the film for free! The Commoners Choir will be performing some of their own protest songs before the screening.