Mayor

Thursday, 26th August – 18.30

In his second term as mayor of Ramallah, the de facto capital of Palestine, Musa Hadid's municipal work is still dominated by the regional occupation. For the mayor, however, it’s clear that basic urban services come first, followed by politics. He tirelessly hurries from appointment to appointment, inspects a dilapidated school building or organizes the Christmas party, only to find himself in the middle of a street fight the next moment. At a time of intense upheaval when the USA is moving its embassy to Jerusalem «Mayor» provides unique and humorous insights into the work of a charismatic man who fights tirelessly for the dignity of his city and the Palestinian people.

David Osit | Documentary | Palestine, UK, USA 2020 | 89’ | Arabic with German subtitles