MAYOR

Documentaries
Director: David Osit 2020 89 Minutes Ages 15+
MAYOR Fri 02 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 06:30pm 89mins Reading Cinemas Newmarket
MAYOR Mon 05 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 11:00am 89mins Dendy Cinemas Coorparoo
MAYOR Sat 10 Oct
SOLD OUT TIX AT VENUE ONLY 06:20pm 89mins New Farm Six Cinemas

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.

Details

Year:2020
Classification:Ages 15+
Country:USA
Language:Arabic, with English subtitles
Director:David Osit
Producer:David Osit
Cast:Musa Hadid
Program strand:Documentaries
Rights:Dogwoof