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The Body Politic – Movies That Matter on Tour

Portrait of Brandon Scott, the young black mayor of violence-ridden Baltimore. How will he turn the tide?

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Deze voorstelling maakt deel uit van Rialto Filmclub met als gastspreker deze maand Ernst-Jan Pfauth.

The Body Politic

When young, black Brandon Scott is elected mayor of Baltimore in 2020, he faces the gigantic challenge of turning the tide in the city plagued by poverty and crime. He introduces an ambitious approach to reducing violence in the city, one that he promises will reduce the murder rate. However, violence reaches new heights even before he has a chance to implement the reforms. While the media and political opponents attack his approach, Scott risks his future as a politician by sticking to his ideals.

What happens after an election victory? When does change begin? In The Body Politic, director Gabriel Francis Paz Goodenough explores these themes by following Scott closely. Whether he is attending press conferences, interacting with political opponents, attending the trial of George Floyd's killer or just spending some time with locals.