Enterprise Documentary Fund Grantee


David Osit
David Osit, Mohanad Yaqubi

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.

David Osit, 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.

Mohanad Yaqubi, Producer

Mohanad Yaqubi is a filmmaker, producer, and one of the founders of the Ramallah-based Idioms Film. Yaqubi’s directoral debut, OFF FRAME AKA REVOLUTION UNTIL VICTORY (2016), made its premiers at TIFF, Berlinale, Cinema du Reel, Dubai IFF and Yamagata among 50 other festivals around the world. Yaqubi is also one of the founders of the research and curatorial collective Subversive Films that focuses on militant film practices, and most recently, a resident researcher at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK) in Ghent, Belgium. He is currently based in Palestine and Belgium.