The philosopher, professor and politician Antanas Mockus fights against violence and corruption in his country. With the motto “Life is Sacred” he organizes an imaginative campaign which mobilizes thousands of followers and places him at the head of the polls two weeks before the presidential elections. The political elites react with a campaign based on lies and smear and in the end Mockus loses the elections. However, his ideas leave a seed that will eventually germinate.
Mockus had previously been mayor of Bogotá where he put his unusual ideas into practice. Walking around the city dressed up as Superman, with an unflagging positive attitude he manages to change bad behaviours and lower crime rates. An inspiring man with a political work that goes beyond the Colombian borders.
Andreas Dalsgaard was born in 1980 in Denmark. He graduated from The Danish Film School in 2009. His work is characterised by a deep interest in cultural and social change. He is the director of Afghan Muscles (2007), Cities on Speed – Bogotá Change (2009), Copenhagen (2009) and The Human Scale (2012).
FESTIVALS & AWARDS
CPH:DOX (F:ACT Award nominee) – Denmark, 2014
2morrow Moscow Independent Film Festival – Russia, 2015
!F Istanbul Film Festival – Turkey, 2015
ZagrebDox – Croatia, 2015
London – Human Rights Film Festival – UK, 2015
With the collaboration of the Danish Embassy