'Antanas Way' tells the intimate story of Antanas Mockus eight-week campaign to the Colombian Presidency and the dynamics that this unique way of doing politics unleashed in a country just going out of four decades of war.
Antanas Mockus, the son of Lithuanian immigrants and an eccentric mathematician, had probably devoted his life to academy, had not one day, exasperated with a large group of art students who would not let him talk, ‘mooned’ in front of them (and a day later in front of every TV because a student taped him and these images were on national TV).
In the middle of the scandal, he was forced to resign. But with this unsolicited notoriety, a year later, he was elected Mayor of Bogotá. In a city plagued with all the problems of a large Latin-American capital, his unique leadership transformed Bogotá. Ten years later, in the last Presidential campaign in may 2010, he run for office with the newly created Green Party.
For a few months, Mockus’s innovative campaign threatened Colombia’s political status quo. The idea that life and public resources are sacred and that obeying the law can be the way for a country whose destiny has been tarnished by the mafia, ignited a social movement without precedent in the country. This film is the story of an open-source campaign with Mockus's post-modern vision as the code for a country that allowed itself to dream.