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MAYOR is a real-life political saga following Musa Hadid, the Christian mayor of Ramallah, during his second term in office. His immediate goals: repave the sidewalks, attract more tourism, and plan the city’s Christmas celebrations. His ultimate mission: to end the occupation of Palestine. Rich with detailed observation and a surprising amount of humor, MAYOR offers a portrait of dignity amidst the madness and absurdity of endless occupation while posing a question: how do you run a city when you don’t have a country?
“Gripping and surprisingly witty… An acutely observed you-are-there procedural about a modern metropolis that dares to exist, even thrive amid the enduring repercussions of 1967’s Six-Day War, when Israel occupied the region.” —Tomris Laffly, Variety “Beautifully shot, both comedic and tragic, MAYOR is a film that offers an intimate look at life in Palestine and at one good man trying his hardest to serve his people.” —Max Weiss, Baltimore Magazine “There have been countless documentaries made about the West Bank experience...and they often involve the travails of ordinary life existing side by side with military persecution. MAYOR offers a striking new perspective on that struggle, with a personal on-the-ground quality matched by grand tonal ambitions that makes it the best of its subgenre..” —Eric Kohn, IndieWire