Marvin Rees, who has experienced poverty and racism in his life, wants to shape the society he lives in and believes political office will give him the power to do so. In 2012 he runs for mayor in Bristol, UK and loses the first time. The journey into politics hits him with rejection, failure and an inner struggle that eventually leads to the biggest challenge of his life. Will he manage to break the circle of history and become the first mayor of African descent of a city in Europe when he decides to run again? THE MAYOR’S RACE is about the desire to overcome doubt and the boundaries between social background and power.