MAYOR treats the audience to a vision of Palestine rarely seen in neither the news nor documentaries. As we follow the day-to-day work of Ramallah’s charismatic mayor Musa Hadid, we are invited into a world of contrasts. On one hand we have the Israeli occupation and the inscrutable world of international bureaucracy, on the other we have a bustling secular city thriving despite all odds. Smart, witty and surprisingly easy to relate to, this charming documentary will change how you think about Palestine and the Middle East.
This film can be streamed on BIFF+ 12–31 October 2020. Limited amount of rentals on BIFF+.
David Osit (USA) Filmography: THANK YOU FOR PLAYING (2015), BUILDING BABEL (2011)