A Barcelona-based activist named Ada Colau founded the Mortgage Victims Platform as the U.S. financial crisis had ricochet worldwide hitting Spain hard spiraling the country into deep recession and causing a mortgage crisis that put people out of their homes. 6 years later she was sworn in as Mayor of Barcelona winning on a platform of housing as human dignity. In his film “Ada for Mayor”, documentary filmmaker Pau Faus follows Ada during the campaign with intimate glimpses of her questioning her own motives. A panel discussion following the film screening will explore the question of where does social change in cities come from? Are bottoms-up grass-roots movements, or governmental policies more effective in creating equitable cities? If you think you know the answer, consider why a radical thinker like Ada Colau would campaign to become Mayor.
Curated by Fay Darmawi
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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.