Sari's Mother

Oscar Nominee

Genre:  Documentary
Running Time:  21 min.
Release year:  2007

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On a farm in central Iraq, a mother struggles to care for her 10-year-old son, Sari, who is dying of AIDS. The Zegum family lives in the restive Mahmudiyah of central Iraq. They make their living by selling milk and butter, farming land rented from their neighbors.

Sari's mother administers injections to her son, whose condition is gradually deteriorating as his immune system fails. She seeks help in Baghdad’s hospitals and ministries, but discovers that the Iraqi healthcare system is in even worse condition than before the war.

Director: James Longley
Studio: Daylight Factory
Producer(s): James Longley
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