The Mayor's Race...

And other titles related to Marvin Rees, First Black Mayor of Bristol

Previous title for this documentary film: After The Dream

See the facebook site about the original documentary which was first inspired by the Bristol Bus Boycott history but looks at the next generation of  ‘West Indians’ and their quest for political leadership. This time it’s not about working for the bus company but about running the city itself.

Marvin is mixed-race and grew up in Bristol’s poorer neighbourhoods. Having experienced poverty and racism, he wants to shape the society he lives in and runs for mayor.
His personal journey is connected to the city’s dark past of slavery, civil rights in the UK and riots.
Failure and a deep inner struggle leads, eventually to a profound transformation life – after becoming the first elected mayor of African descent to lead a city in a Western Europe.