30.09. - 09.10.2021

Mayor Palestine, USA 2020 | 88 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2020

David Osit

DAVID OSIT (*1987) graduated in Middle Eastern and North African Studies in Michigan, Migration Law in Cairo and Documentary Film-Making in New York. With "Thank You for Playing", he won an Emmy in 2017. "Mayor" is his third film and and won the prize for young talent at CPH:DOX 2020 in Copenhagen.

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[⏵] DOCUMENTARY When local politics dictate world events– and vice versa: welcome to Ramallah! Musa Hadid shares similar worries to millions of his counterparts: how to solve sewage problems and what colours the Christmas tree decorations should be. Questions that exercise the minds of local politicians the world over. But when you’re mayor of Ramallah, such worries have the potential to lead to an escalation on the world stage. David Osit portrays a politician in close-up who would love to be a pragmatician, but is caught in an ideologized conflict between superpowers.
Original title: Mayor
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: English, Arabic
Section: Veto!
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: David Osit
Cast: Musa Hadid
Producer: David Osit
Director of Photography: David Osit
Music: Geinoh Yamashirogumi, Toru Takemitsu, Sam Thompson, David Osit
Production Design:
Editor: Eric Daniel Metzgar, David Osit
Sound: Steve Romanko
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Dogwoof Global
Production: Rosewater Pictures; Rise Films
Contact: Luke Brawley, Dogwoof Global:


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