LAILA’S BIRTHDAY (Rashid Masharawi, 2008)

Once a respected judge, Abu Laila has been reduced to driving a taxi cab in Ramallah, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, while he awaits the Palestinian Authority’s securing of sufficient funds to return him to the bench. But this is no ordinary day. His daughter, Laila, turns seven today, and Abu Laila’s wife, whose brother’s […]