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“THE BEST NEW FILM ABOUT THE ISRAEL-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT is a dark comedy about Ramallah’s Mayor... offers a striking new perspective on that struggle, with a personal on-the-ground quality matched by grand tonal ambitions that makes it the best of its subgenre."  CRITICS PICK. Indiewire

EXTRAORDINARY. Infuriating and heartbreaking. [Mayor is] about the power of storytelling, for better or worse. Washington Post

“IMPRESSIVE. ENGROSSING. MAYOR is a study in politics both micro and macro, showing what happens when the two come fatefully crashing together.” Hollywood Reporter

“ASTONISHING. Gripping and surprisingly witty... Osit brings a respectful approach that admirably never registers as observations of a patronizing Westerner. Variety

"RIVETING. David Osit’s sensitive documentary is a captivating, enlightening, and ultimately terrifying look at how to survive day by day when the fight for liberation can seem everlasting." FilmStage

"OSIT ELEGANTLY ASSEMBLES A PORTRAIT of leadership—confident, caring and above all committed to the people—that feels genuinely alien to the American experience today." Paste

"ASTUTELY POTENT and structurally dynamic. Elucidates the geopolitics of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict with humanistic immediacy." RogerEbert.com


"MAYOR IS AN ASTOUNDING AND ENTHRALLING film... filled with a delicate blend of dark humour and unflinching honesty." Cinema Axis

"THOUGHTFUL AND GRIPPING... There are whiffs of Veep-like humor throughout MAYOR… but it’s also a sincere tale of a public servant who’s seeking to lead in a world that’s stacked against him. VOX

"Osit is not out to tear down the Israeli state; he is here to make an observational documentary that humanizes a population all too often dehumanized." Hammer to Nail

SUBTLY ELECTRIFYING... DEEPLY AFFECTING. A movie full of vitalising, delicate observations." Sight & Sound

"If you live in America, you probably haven't seen Palestine quite like this before." CINEMA76

"BRILLIANT. Like a lost season of "Veep"... amuses and devastates in equal measure.” Movable Fest

"Offers more absurd moments than Samuel Beckett could have ever worked up." Universal Cinema

"MAYOR IS ESSENTIAL VIEWING about the lines between small and grand acts of resistance."  Seventh Row


"Palestine May Be The Last Bastion of American Ignorance: David Osit on Mayor". Filmmaker Magazine

Horrifying Mundanity - An Interview with David Osit. New York Review of Books

An Interview with Mayor Musa Hadid. CNN

Will Goes To The Mayor. Chapo Trap House

A City Without A Country. Jewish Currents