Bertha Journalism


David Osit


David Osit


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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.

Made over two years, the film follows charismatic yet beleaguered Mayor Hadid as he tirelessly tends to his hometown during one of the most tumultuous times in Palestine’s history. 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?