Director:  Andreas M. Dalsgaard

Life is Sacred is the story of a fearless politician and his unique political career, philosophy - and life. Together with an army of young people all hoping for change, he uses pencils and balloons, flashmobs and mimes to fundamentally change a society, which is ravaged by corruption and violence. A young woman, Katherin Miranda, falls in love with his project - but she realizes, that the road to true change in a society as corrupt as the Colombian is harder than she had ever imagined. 

The film is cinematic portrait of a man to whom victory arrived in an unexpected way. The director Andreas Dalsgaard has stubbornly and over the course of five years followed the Colombian philosopher/politician Antanas Mockus along with the leader of his youth campaign, the idealist Katherin Miranda. The result is a story, which we couldn't possibly have believed, had it been fiction...

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Duration: 104 min
Year: 2014
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
Produced by: Final Cut for Real (DK)

Directed by: Andreas Dalsgaard

Co-directors: Nicolas Servide Staffolani, Viviana Gómez Echeverry

Produced by: Signe Byrge Sørensen, Anne Köhncke

Anita Rehoff Larsen & Tone Grøttjord, Sant & Usant
John Keville & Conor Barry, Savage Production LTD
Andreas Dalsgaard & Sune Lolk, Elk Film

Executive Producers:
Danny Glover
Joslyn Barnes
Waël Kabbani
Rory Gilmartin

Associate Producers:
Anders Vadgaard Christensen, Tour de Force

Ross McDonnell
Viviana Goméz Echeverry
Andreas Dalsgaard

Composer: Kristian Eidnes Andersen

Janus Billeskov Jansen
Helge Billing, NFK
Søren Ebbe
Nicolás Servide Staffolani
Estephan Wagner

Sound Recording: Oscar Mendez Adsc


Audience Award, Vilnius IFF Kino Pavasaris 2015


2morrow Moscow Int. Film Festival
!F Istanbul Film Festival
One World Human Rights Film Festival
Miami Int. Film Festival
London Human Rights Film Festival
VIFF Kino Pavasaris, LIthuania
Planete Doc to Amnesty Int. FF
Warszawa, Planete Doc Review
Sydney IFF
New York Human Rights Watch FF
Imagine Liege, Belgium
DocsBarcelona + Medellin
Fundacion Ambulante, Colombia
Take one Action FF, Scotland
International Human Rights FF Albania
SEA:DOX FF, Montenegro
Guatemalan Human Rights FF
Guth Gaffa Int. FF, Ireland
Astra FF (Sibiu int. Doc FF)Romania
Human Doc Int. FF, Poland
MIDBO Int. Doc FF, Colombia
Cork Film Festival, Ireland
Human Rights Weekend (Human Rights Watch FF), Amsterdam
Millenium Film Festival, Brussels
Human Right Wrong - Oslo, Norway
OSCE, Albania
Center for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow



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