Film On Demand


January 07 - 13, 2021

This event occurred as part of the 20/21 Hop Film season. This is an archived view.

This witty, darkly comic portrait of Ramallah's magnetic mayor offers up a refreshingly new perspective on the region's political conflicts.

20/21 Hop Film

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Mayor Musa Hadid is a celebrity of sorts in Ramallah, the de facto Palestinian capital in the central West Bank, situated just a few miles north of Jerusalem. The film follows the Christian Hadid as he tackles his immediate goals: repave the sidewalks, attract more tourism and plan the city's Christmas celebrations. Hadid's 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? D: David Osit, UK, subtitled, 2020, 1h29m

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"Impressive. Engrossing. Mayor is a study in politics both micro and macro, showing what happens when the two come fatefully crashing together."

The Hollywood Reporter

“...blends dark comedy and unnerving suspense for a fascinating look at life under occupation."

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