A documentary from the streets of the U.S. Anti-War Movement
Witness a Peace Movement was shot over a three year period during the birth, and formative years of the revitalized U.S. Anti-War Movement (2003 - 2006). A personal document of the opinions, and actions of a cross-section of the millions of people who protested against, or in support of, the War on Iraq. Filmed with a first person shooting style that places the audience right in the middle of the both the action of the U.S. Anti-War Movement and the experience of the Director; this is a rebellious film that serves as a witness to the strengths and short comings of the massive Peace Movement that grew in response to the wars on Afghanistan and Iraq.
In the months leading up to the invasion of Iraq, America saw the mobilization of one of the largest Anti-War Movements in its nations history. Here and around the world millions of people poured into the streets demanding the U.S. not attack Iraq. This public outcry against the war coalesced where this film begins, during the largest day of international protest in world history, February 15, 2003. The message was clear "Do not attack Iraq."
President George W. Bush dismissed these massive protests as being a mere "focus group." Witness a Peace Movement goes deep inside the activities of the protest movement at cities across the country, from heated demonstrations in major cities like New York to the rooftops of small town Athens Ohio, to bring a story that has been largely ignored by the mainstream media yet has, in effect, changed Americans prevailing perception of the Iraq War.