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Arab Film Festival 2014

In my Mother’s Arms

Directed by Mohamed Al-Daradji, Atia Al-Daradji

Documentary / Iraq, UK / 2013 / 87 mins / U.S. Premiere

The Dark Outside / In My Mother’s Arms

Shattuck Cinemas
October 17, 2014 4:30 pm

In My Mother’s Arms

Harmony Gold
November 9, 2014 2:00 pm

Description

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, with funds running desperately low, the bittersweet dramas of childhood play out: 7-year-old Saif can only remember his dead mother’s name, ‘Mejuda’, as he faces the aunts of other kids in constant playground battles; teenager Mohammed struggles to balance academic life with his search for self-identity whilst young Salah 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. They take their story to the Internet and inspire others to work together. What began as a partnership for business becomes a partnership for peace.

Co-presented by:  Middle East Children’s Alliance

Dates & Times

The Dark Outside / In My Mother’s Arms

Shattuck Cinemas
October 17, 2014 4:30 pm

In My Mother’s Arms

Harmony Gold
November 9, 2014 2:00 pm