Red Renewal: Seattle's Socialist Spring
(Andreas Møl Dalsgaard, Denmark, 2009, DVD, 58 min)
Co-presented with Capitol Hill EcoDistrict Project
Wednesday, Apr 02 at 07:00PM
Out of crisis comes radical experimentation. Few cities have hit rock bottom as Bogota, Columbia did in 1994, ravaged by the violence and corruption of the war on drugs. Bogota Cambió tells the story of how two "crazy, extraordinary politicians," Antanas Mockus and Enrique Peñalosa, road waves of public discontent that enabled them to transform the city, break the old political system and upend approaches to public safety, transportation and the use of public space.
Bogota Cambió is also the story of the politician as performance artist and performance as public policy, of mimes, superheroes, and the marriage of extreme contempt with extreme submission. Director Andreas Møl Dalsgaard's debut film, Afghan Muscles (2007) won Best Documentary at the AFI Film Festival.
Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122