Disclaimer; I received this movie for free for my review, I have not been compensated in any way.
I love this movie, it is so Extraordinary…Infuriating and heartbreaking, Musa Hadid, the liberal Christian mayor of Ramallah, is so heartwarming and he is funny with some of his words that he says. During his second term in office. Surrounded on all sides by Israeli settlements and soldiers, most people in Ramallah will never have the chance to travel more than a few miles outside their home, which is why Mayor Hadid is determined to make the city a beautiful and dignified place to live. I highly recommend “Mayor”.
His immediate goals: repaving the sidewalks, planning the town’s neon-bright Christmas celebrations, mulling “city branding” slogans with his aides in an effort to boost tourism…or dodging gunfire from an Israeli army fracas. 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?
Check out the Trailer from “MAYOR”- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-EVtSZ9-fA&feature=youtu.be
An Official Selection at Hot Docs, the True/False Film Festival and the San Francisco International Film Festival, MAYOR won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2020 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, the NEXT:WAVE Award at CPH:DOX and was included in DOC NYC’s 2020 “Winner’s Circle.”
- Commentary by Director David Osit
- Deleted Scenes
PROGRAM INFORMATION Type: DVD/Digital Running Time: 89 minutes Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1 Widescreen Audio: 5.1 Surround Sound / 2.0 Stereo Language: English, Arabic with English Subtitles
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