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JVP Boston Summer Film Seres, South Brookline MA

Laila’s Birthday                            71 minutes    2009

On his young daughter’s birthday, like any day, Abu Laila faces a nerve-wracking shift in a Ramallah yellow cab armed only with an ex-jurist’s misplaced pride, a father’s loyalty, and a sticker reminding passengers that smoking and carrying AK-47 s are prohibited…Laila’s Birthday finds surprising humor and remarkable humanity in the fares Abu plucks from the social free fall of a city upended by war, and in the unyielding and often misplaced belief in the rule of law to which its unlikely hero clings en route to a hoped-for family reunion. See trailer at

RSVP to for the June 24th film.  We will send out a confirmation on Saturday, June 21 with the directions.