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Grassmarket Community Project
86 Candlemaker Row, EH1 2QA Edinburgh, United Kingdom
What does it look like to go beyond «us and them» politics at the top of the political game? In partnership with Take One Action Film Festivals, we've a free screening of the awesome LIFE IS SACRED next Tues 23rd May, 6pm, Grassmarket Project (86 Candlemaker Row).
«An intriguing, quietly inspirational story of one man’s struggle against politics»The Hollywood Reporter. Marking the 2016 Colombian peace deal and Nobel Peace Prize.
Fpr decades, violence has been part of everyday life in Colombia, where the military, guerrillas, paramilitaries, and drug cartels have been fighting and hundreds of thousands of people have been killed. But the unorthodox presidential candidate Antanas Mockus and his enthusiastic young activist supporters attempt to reverse the vicious cycle with an imaginative and positive election campaign.
His idealism is seen as both his strength and his weakness in an aggressive political system in which he struggles to restore people’s faith in being able to make a difference. But can they change a political culture where violence and self-interest is rampant? This is the portrait of an inspiring man and a powerful youth movement, whose stories are relevant far beyond Colombia's borders.
View the trailer and register to attend (or just rock up — but registered guests take priority) at takeoneaction.org.uk/event/amidst-presents-life-is-sacred/