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La Comuna 9. Reclaiming a City


    “La Comuna 9.

    Reclaiming a city” is a documentary about people who create their surroundings, and about the participatory process that enables them to do so. The film aims at showing what happened when the people of Comuna 9 – a district in Medellin, Colombia, were allowed to take control over the resources available through participatory budgeting. The film takes you for a fascinating trip through the barrios of Comuna 9 where you will meet ordinary people who let the politics into their daily lives in order to transform the reality they live in.

    It is also a ‘manual’ of participatory budgeting that, hopefully, will be an inspiration for other community leaders around the world.