Documentary | 90 min | Production
MAYOR is a real-life political saga about a search for identity behind the battle lines of a global conflict. With startling and unprecedented access, MAYOR follows a charismatic leader's quixotic quest to build the city of the future in a land paralyzed by its past.
Director | Producer
David Osit is an Emmy Award-winning director, editor and composer. David directed, produced, edited, shot and composed the feature documentary THANK YOU FOR PLAYING, which premiered at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, broadcast on POV in 2016, and was nominated for three Emmy awards, winning for Outstanding Arts & Culture Documentary. He also edited and produced OFF FRAME, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and Berlinale in 2016, and edited, produced and composed NO MAN'S LAND, which premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. David is an alumnus of the Berlinale Talent Campus and studied Refugee Law at the American University of Cairo, and received his MFA in Social Documentary Film from the School of Visual Arts in New York.
Co-Producer | Idioms Film
Mohanad Yaqubi is a Palestinian filmmaker and producer. Based in Ramallah for the past 15 years, he is the director and producer of Off Frame, which has played at more than 50 film festivals worldwide, including the Berlin and Toronto International Film Festivals, and Cinéma du réel. He is a founder of the Ramallah-based production outfit Idioms Film and the research and curatorial collective Subversive Film, and has been a key advocate for Palestinian non- fiction cinema for decades. He teaches film studies at the International Art Academy in Palestine and at the University of Ghent in Belgium.