The daily dealings of Ramallah’s mayor reveal both the Kafkaesque bureaucratic dynamics of governing in occupied Palestine, and the dogged resilience of the municipality to stand its ground.
Mayor follows the professional and personal life of Musa Hadid, the charismatic leader of Ramallah who aspires to lead the city into an era of renewal. Hadid’s journey, punctuated with moments of levity and musicality, is overshadowed by the looming threat of the violence of Israeli occupation. From the city’s rocky outskirts to its municipal offices and the simultaneous sounds of Christian church bells and Muslim calls to prayer, Mayor builds an intimate connection with a city under siege and lays bare the fears and traumas of its people.
|Language:||Arabic, with English subtitles|