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Directed by Pau Faus • Documentary • With Ada Colau • 2016 • 86 minutes
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.
“Insights into and urban revolution!” —The Guardian
“Tears and laughter, tension and doubt. A modern heroine on camera.” —Le Monde