Film showing & discussion: Laila’s Birthday

19 Nov 2019


Announced by University of Pittsburgh

Film showing & discussion: Laila’s Birthday

"At eight o'clock, it's Laila's birthday, okay?" Palestinian judge turned cab driver Abu Laila's wife reminds her husband. But on his young daughter's birthday, like any day, Abu faces a nerve-wracking shift in a Ramallah yellow cab armed only with an exjurist's misplaced pride, a father's loyalty, and a sticker reminding passengers that smoking and carrying AK-47's are prohibited. 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.

This is part of a continuing series of showings of Palestinian films sponsored by the Pittsburgh Chapter of Friends of Sabeel North America (FOSNA). For announcements about other showings, please visit our Facebook page:

Organizations endorsing this series include the Christian Network for Liberation and Equality, Jewish Voice for Peace, Students for Justice in Palestine at Pitt, and the Thomas Merton Center.

Event Date: 
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 7:00pm
Sponsored By: 
Pittsburgh Chapter of Friends of Sabeel North America (FOSNA)
Sixth Presbyterian Church 1688 Murray Ave (Squirrel Hill)
Target Audience: 
General Public