In My Mother's Arms

Husham works tirelessly to build the hopes, dreams and prospects of the 32 damaged children of war, under his care at a small orphanage in Baghdad’s most dangerous district. Against this threatening backdrop, Husham begs for money to support the children, whilst the bittersweet dramas of their childhood play out: seven-year-old Saif can only remember his dead mother’s name, ‘Majuda’, as he faces the taunts of other kids in constant playground battles; teenager Mohammed struggles to balance school life with his search for self-identity; whilst Salah, just ten years old and too traumatised to speak, fears he may never be able to go to school. When the landlord gives Husham and the boys just two weeks to vacate, a desperate search ensues.
Almanya Hollanda İngiltere Irak
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2011


Cinematography
Atia Jabarah Al-Daradji

Editing
Ian Watson
Mohamed Jabarah

Production
Human Film (Isabelle Stead)

Cast
Katılımcılar / Participants: Husham Al Thabe
Mohamed Wael Husham
Saif Slaam Husham

Awards
Best Documentary Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Festivals
18th Festival on Wheels
GROWING war