Ada for Mayor
2016 | Spain | NR | 88 min.
Showings
Kirkbride at the CommonsWed, Jul 26 3:00 PM Not Available  
 
Film Info
Section:Foreign Documentary
Original Title:Alcaldesa
Release Year:2016
Runtime:88 min.
Rating:NR
Production Country:Spain
Original Language:Catalan
Spanish
Subtitles:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Pau Faus
Produced by:Ventura Durall
Screenwriter:Ventura Durall
Pau Faus
Silvia González Laá
Cinematography:Pau Faus
Description
Imagine Occupy Wall Street rising in Spain, and you’ll get a sense of the public movement that propelled unlikely folk hero Ada Colau from street raconteur to Barcelona’s first female mayor in 2015. Along for the whirlwind ride was director Pau Faus, who had an exclusive front-row seat to document Colau’s journey from a housing rights activist repeatedly arrested for disruptive protesting to an unlikely seat of political power in the course of a few short years. Through a combination of first-person video confessionals and up-close coverage of Colau’s public campaign appearances, Faus focuses an intimate lens on Colau’s initial self-doubt and discomfort with being in the public eye, and the eventual aplomb with which she took office. “Ada for Mayor” is a rousing tribute to the power of everyday activists and the ability of one individual to change the system from within by speaking out in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.

PRE-SHOW MUSIC BY
The Gregory Evans Band (Wed)

SPONSORED BY
Gail Drayton (Wed)
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