In a dangerous district of Baghdad, Husham looks after the damaged children in his small orphanage.
Baghdad Husham cares fiercely for a group of 32 young orphans, some whose parents have been killed, some who have run away, but all who have been abused and abandoned by the state.
When their landlord gives the group just two weeks to vacate the only house they have ever felt safe in a panicked search for new shelter ensues. Fighting tirelessly to continue to build on the boys’ hopes, dreams and prospects while also keeping them from being reclaimed by the state, Husham crosses religious and racial divides to find help.
In My Mother’s Arms is the story of some of the Iraq war’s biggest victims, children, trying to live out the bittersweet dramas of childhood, against a far more threatening backdrop.