DOXA + The Cinematheque present: ADA FOR MAYOR

DOXA + The Cinematheque present: ADA FOR MAYOR

Join us for an encore screening of ADA FOR MAYOR (Spain | 2016 | Directed by: Pau Faus) at The Cinematheque (1131 Howe St.) on Thursday September 21, 2017, 7:00 p.m. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Pete Fry, Judy Graves and Jean Swanson, all candidates running in the upcoming Vancouver by-election. The discussion will be moderated by David Beers.  

When the 2012 economic crisis struck Europe, one of the most deeply affected countries was Spain. The collapse of the housing market and mass foreclosures left almost 1.4 million people in danger of losing their homes. In Barcelona, housing-rights activists were on the frontlines of the battle, and at their helm was Ada Colau, a fiery and passionate social justice advocate, who, three years later, would become the mayor of Barcelona. Ada for Mayor is the incredible story of Colau’s journey from radical grassroots activist to principled politician. As Ada attempts to mould herself into a new role without compromising her values, we witness what is possible when passion, conviction, and dedication converge. The implications for Vancouver, caught in its own housing crisis, could not be more relevant and timely. 

“Of great importance and timeliness ... Ada for Mayor’s arrival could not be more fitting.”
ALEJANDRO VECIANA, MUBI NOTEBOOK

“An essential film.”
ADRIAN MACK, THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT

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