100 Cities. One Night for Peace.
On February 15th, 2003, up to 30 million people, many of whom had never demonstrated before, came out in nearly 800 cities around the world to protest against the impending Iraq War. 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.
This fearless, thought-provoking documentary is the remarkable inside story behind the first ever global demonstration, and it’s surprising and unreported legacy.
This special event – marking International Day of Peace – will feature exclusive music performances; followed by a screening of WE ARE MANY and a Q&A panel discussion featuring the movie’s director, Amir Amirani, cast members and leaders from key activist organizations.
Featuring interviews with: Noam Chomsky (Philosopher and Activist), Ron Kovic (Veteran and Author of ‘Born on the Fourth of July’), Medea Benjamin (Code Pink Co-founder), Bill Fletcher Jr. (Activist and Author of ‘They’re Bankrupting Us!’), Mark Rylance (Oscar-Winning Actor ‘Bridge of Spies’, ‘Dunkirk’), John le Carré (World-Renowned Author of ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’), Dr. Hans Blix (former UN Weapons Inspector), Lindsey German (Stop the War Coalition Founding Member), Jesse Jackson (Founder of Rainbow/PUSH), Danny Glover (Actor ‘Lethal Weapon’, ‘The Color Purple’, ‘To Sleep with Anger’), Ken Loach (Director ‘I, Daniel Blake’, ‘Sorry We Missed You’).
Executive Produced by: Taghi Amirani (Director of Coup 53), Pippa Harris (Former Chair of BAFTA, BAFTA Winner and Oscar Nominee), Callum McDougall, Signe Byrge Sorenson (BAFTA Winner and Oscar Nominee), Omid Djalili, Co-Produced by: Richard O’Brien (Creator of the ‘Rocky Horror Show’), Jens Eilstrup Rasmussen (Co-Inventor of Google Maps).
“The only film I’ve ever watched where the audience started clapping halfway through” (Huffington Post UK)
“It is a powerful and at times moving tribute to organised dissent and the power of the people… It is admirably watchable and provocative… Amirani is to be congratulated for this passionate and provocative film” (Screen International)
Monday, September 21
Doors 4:30 pm | Film 5:00 pm *Start time subject to change
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door
*Minors permitted in the balcony. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.
PLEASE NOTE: All of the Rio Theatre’s screenings are operating at a sharply reduced capacity. We can’t guarantee availability of tickets at the door, so advance tickets for all screening events are strongly recommended. Our online box office can be found at www.riotheatretickets.ca. Online sales for every screening automatically end 1 hour before any given showtime.
WE ARE MANY (Amir Amirani, 2014 / 104 mins / PG) The story of the biggest demonstration in human history, which took place on 15th February 2003, against the impending war on Iraq.