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Courtesy of Film Movement



Sunday, Dec 3 at 5:30 pm

Location: Bartos Screening Room

With director David Osit in person

Dir. David Osit. USA/United Kingdom, 2020, 89 mins. In Arabic and English with subtitles. One of the most insightful and entertaining documentaries of recent years, Mayor is a genuine political saga following Musa Hadid, the Christian mayor of Ramallah, Palestine. During his second term, Hadid’s immediate goals are repaving the sidewalks, attracting more tourism, and planning the city’s Christmas celebrations. Yet his ultimate mission is to end the occupation of Palestine. Director David Osit served as his own cinematographer for a film that’s rich with clever observation and a surprising amount of humor, offering a portrait of dignity amidst the madness and absurdity of the endless invasions that disturb a city seeking peace. Winner of a 2022 Peabody Award as well as the Grand Jury Prize at 2020 Full Frame Film Festival. A Film Movement release.

Preceded by:

I Signed the Petition

Dir. Mahdi Fleifel. 2018, 10 mins. Digital projection. Immediately after a Palestinian man signs an online petition, he is thrown into a panic-inducing spiral of self-doubt. Over the course of a conversation with an understanding friend, he analyses, deconstructs, and interprets the meaning of his choice to publicly support the cultural boycott of Israel.


Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free or discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.