In My Mother's Arms

Genre:  Documentary
Running Time:  82 min.
Release Date: August 31, 2012 - Toronto - August 31, 2012 - Toronto

Current rating: Rating: 4.70
based on 28 votes and 5 reviews
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Synopsis

Saif Husham is a student who works tirelessly without state support to protect 32 children whose parents have been kidnapped and/or killed—he is all they have left. With Husham struggling to support them, all of the children live and study in the same room of a small rented house in Sadr City, Baghdad's most dangerous district.

One day, the landlord decides he wants the room vacated and gives Husham and the boys just two weeks to leave his house. With no money or resources at their disposal, a desperate search begins to find a new place where the children can be safe from Baghdad's treacherous streets.

Director: Atia Al Daradji, Mohamed Al Daradji
Studio: KinoSmith
Producer(s): Isabelle Stead

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  • 5 stars "one of the best films of the year."
  • 5 stars ""in my mother's arms" reflects a reality that affects a whole generation of young iraqis, who if not properly taken care of, might end up in extremist groups. this is not simply a documentary - it has a more noble purpose."
  • 3 stars "like it - it was okay"
In My Mother