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Ada for Mayor (Alcaldessa)

Pau Faus / Spain / 2016 / 86 ' / Spanish - Catalan / S.T. English


Joan Manel Vilaseca, Àlex Garcia & Núria Campadabal
Ventura Durall

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Awards & Festivals

Best Documentary of the Year, IX Catalan Film Academy Gaudí Awards
Best Documentary Film Director, 19 Festival de Cine de Málaga
Best Opera Prima (Roger Ebert Award), XIII Traverse City Film Festival
Special Mention of the Jury, 30e FIPA Biarritz
Civil Doc Award, CinéDoc-Tbilisi Int. Documentary Film Festival
Special Mention of the Jury, 13th Belgrade Free Zone Film Festival

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ADA FOR MAYOR follows Ada Colau on her frenetic one-year journey from activism to institutional politics.


Ada Colau, a well known activist against evictions in Spain, decides to run for Mayor of Barcelona. Surrounded by a team with little experience in institutional politics, Ada speaks about her doubts and discoveries during this vertiginous journey. The film combines the enthusiastic construction of a new political movement with the inner struggle of someone who fears becoming what she has so often questioned. The result is a powerful and inspiring approach to a politician as you have never seen before.


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