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In this quintessential film about the Muslim-American immigrant experience, Mayor Mohamed Khairullah risks his life to bring humanitarian relief into Syria while simultaneously fighting the forces of Islamophobia in the United States. When a conservative local politician in his small New Jersey town runs a campaign to unseat him as mayor, his own political survival, and a particular view of what it means to be American, is on the line. Jeffrey M. Togman’s MAYOR MOHAMED explores the fragility of our democratic values with dignity and keen insight into the issues that frame our collective identity.
Q&A with director Jeffrey M. Togman and producer Pierre Defendini follows the screening
NJ Films Competition
Jeffrey M. Togman
Jeffrey M. Togman, Joshua Atesh Litle, Pierre Defendini