On his young daughter’s birthday, like any day, Abu (Mohammed Bakri), a Palestinian former judge and current cab driver, faces a nerve-wracking shift in a Ramallah yellow cab armed only with an ex-jurist’s misplaced pride, and a father’s loyalty carrying AK-47’s are prohibited. Rather than address politics or document holy war heroics and villainy, LAILA’S BIRTHDAY focuses on the toll that the unending Israeli-Palestinian conflict extracts from civilians clinging to both employment and a semblance of normal life amidst chaos and corruption, missile attacks and bursts of gunfire.
Time: 71 minutes
Watch the film’s trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hFLmBzGMjI&ab_channel=SWEETWATERPICTURES
Watch and purchase the film here: https://www.amazon.com/Lailas-Birthday-English-Subtitled-Mohammed/dp/B004D1CS84