Screening: SÍ SE PUEDE: Seven days at PAH Barcelona


Crisis Mirror welcomes you to the Danish premiere of SÍ SE PUEDE: Seven days at PAH Barcelona, a documentary film by Comando Video -collective (Pau Faus, Silvia Gonzáles-Laá and Xavi Andreu). The screening takes place on Thursday, December 18th, at Støberiet (Blågårds Plads 5, 2200 København) starting at 20.00. Admission is free and after the film there will a Skype conversation with a Spanish activist.

Since the beginning of the economic crisis in 2007, there has been approximately more than 550,000 foreclosures in Spain. Considering the local government’s passivity when facing this emergency housing situation, civil society has been forced to organize. In 2009, a citizen’s movement that defends the right to decent housing, Platform of People Affected by the Mortgages (PAH), was born in Barcelona. Today it has more than 200 nodes across Spain and has become the main opposition to the housing policies of the Spanish government.

SÍ SE PUEDE: Seven days at PAH Barcelona is an account of the PAH Barcelona, depicting a typical week of its tireless activities. Seven interviews, combined with images collected for more than one year, lead the viewer through the different activities performed weekly by the group, illustrated with case studies and anecdotes of everyday life. 

The documentary puts cameras in the heart of the organization to visualize, in addition to the drama, the huge invisible work behind the PAH and the process of transformation and empowerment of those who compose it.