ADA FOR MAYOR follows Ada Colau for one year, from her time spent organizing the anti-eviction fight in Barcelona to the day she is sworn-in as its mayor. The intimate chronicle -featuring Colau’s own video diary- and privileged access to the inner-workings of a new citizen platform reveal an extraordinary journey in which two prevalent themes are united: a historic victory illustrative of the political changes taking place in southern Europe, and the inner struggle of someone who fears becoming what she has so often questioned. Film screening followed by aftertalk with film director Pau Faus.
Pau Faus has a degree in architecture. In 2013 his artistic restlessness led him to establish COMANDO VIDEO, a serve for social movements to document their daily work. After making several short films, he made his first feature length documentary in 2014 with Si se puede (Yes, we can). Ada for Mayor is his second full length documentary.
Feeling inspired? Watch the trailer below.
- 86 minutes
- Dutch premiere
- Spain 2016
- Spanish and Catalan spoken
- English subtitles
- Director: Pau FausCineblend Festival
In the context of the Cineblend Festival: International Documentary Film Festival on Cultural Diversity, June 13-23, Amsterdam, and the International Social Housing Festival, June 13-21, Amsterdam.