Mayor (2020)

  • Documentary
  • 1h 27m

In David Osit’s thrilling observational film, Musa Hadid, the Christian mayor of Ramallah, battles bureaucratic obstacles and ongoing political turmoil as he attempts to deliver his ambitious vision for the city’s future. Charming, thoughtful and urbane, Hadid navigates Ramallah’s fraught political landscape with grace, wit and an ever-present bone-dry humour as he seeks to balance the daily needs of his constituents with the eternal challenges of the peace negotiations that he hopes may one day bring an end to the occupation. Moving and dramatic, Mayor is a startlingly candid and at times darkly comic insight into the realities of political life in contemporary Palestine.

Read a commissioned essay on the film by Ela Bittencourt here.

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Please note, this film is only available to view in the UK.


David Osit


Arabic, English

Bonus Content

30 mins
Mayor Director Q&A

Q&A with director David Osit. Hosted by Saeed Taji Farouky.

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