As the mayor of Bogota, Colombia, the philosopher Antanas Mockus brought humor and fresh way of thinking to the country’s seemingly intractable problems. After making a film on Bogota, director Andreas Dalsgaard, gained intimate access to Mockus as he launched his 2010 campaign as the Green Party Presidential candidate, upholding the simple premise that “life is sacred.”

The film also follows Katherin Miranda, one of the many young people who took inspiration from Mockus and rallied behind him. We follow both characters over several years of accomplishments and setbacks. We watch their vision for a more peaceful Colombia be tested by corruption and the political status quo.