Cities | Andreas Dalsgaard – Life Is Sacred CCA Wed 20 July, 2016

Wed 20 July 2016

6.30pm, Free but ticketed, Cinema
Book online / 0141 352 4900

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Summer Discussion: Cities

Fri 1 July — Wed 31 August 2016

In Andreas Dalsgaard’s 2014 documentary, Life is Sacred, a young woman named Katherine, inspired by the possibility of ushering Colombia out of decades of conflict and corruption, campaigns on behalf of presidential candidate Antanas Mockus. Mockus, a mathematician and philosopher, had been Mayor of Colombia’s capital, Bogota, from 1995 to 1997 and 2001 to 2003. During that time, the murder rate in Bogota fell 70%, 63,000 people opted into a voluntary taxation system, and Bogota citizens learned the power of play and humour to solve the city’s most stubborn problems. Katherine was a child when Mockus was mayor of her hometown, but during his presidential run in 2010, she was an energetic 22-year-old leading thousands in support of his candidacy. This is the story of Katherine’s determination and of Mockus’ faith in a just and peaceful Colombian future.

The screening will be introduced by CCA Senior Curator Remco de Blaaij, and will be followed by a short discussion on ideas surrounding civil obedience.

Supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network

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