DODO Series: ELECTION DAY
September 2012 -Election is the key word. Not only in the Netherlands, but in several other parts of the world people are invited to elect their representatives. For Presidents, MP’s, or rulers of national and local governments, the public’s vote is what’s at stake these days.
With this in mind, we’ve selected three films about the politics of elections. With perspectives as different as their lead characters, these films show that there’s no right way to make politics!
Cities on Speed: Bogotá Change
Directed by Andreas Møl Dalsgaard
Doc, Denmark 2009, 60 min
Clowns instead of traffic police, A vaccine against crime Weapons melted down to baby cutlery. Bogota Change is the story of two charismatic mayors, Antanas Mockus and Enrique Peñalosa who’s unorthodox methods, in less than 10 years, turned one of the world's most dangerous, violent and corrupt capitals into a peaceful model city, populated by caring citizens. With Mockus, Peñalosa and key members of their staff as first hand witnesses, the film uncovers the ideas, philosophies and strategies that underlie the changes in Bogotá which are now being exported to cities worldwide.
The dodo (Raphus Cucullatus) stood about a metre tall, weighing about 20 kilos, living on fruit and nesting on the ground. DODO is the documentary film programme in Het Nutshuis. We screen on Thursday.