David Osit’s compelling film offers a portrait of Musa Hadid, the affable mayor of Ramallah, the historically Christian city that serves as the administrative center of Palestine. Hadid has day-to-day concerns to handle, from increasing tourism to planning the annual Christmas celebrations, but the darker realities of life under occupation are never too far away. Balancing absurd humor with unforgettable moments of gravity, Mayor reveals a side of Palestine rarely seen in Western media.(Courtesy of Film Movement) 

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Winner: The Reva and David Logan Grand Jury Award, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

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Director: David Osit, David Osit
Executive Producer: Maxyne Franklin, Teddy Leifer, Maxyne Franklin, Teddy Leifer
Producer: David Osit, David Osit
Cinematographer: David Osit, David Osit
Editor: David Osit, Eric Daniel Metzgar, David Osit, Eric Daniel Metzgar
Music: Geinoh Yamashirogumi, Toru Takemitsu, Sam Thompson, David Osit, Geinoh Yamashirogumi, Toru Takemitsu, Sam Thompson, David Osit
Language: Arabic, English, Arabic, English
Country: USA, UK, USA, UK
Year: 2020
Publicist: Cinetic, Cinetic
US Distributor: Film Movement
Sales Agent: Cinetic