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In My Mother's Arms Reviews

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
October 7, 2012
"In My Mother's Arms" takes a distressing snapshot of an ongoing struggle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Glenn Heath Jr.
Slant Magazine
October 5, 2012
Throughout, it becomes clear that both the film and its subject are defined by the necessity of multitasking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Eric Monder
Film Journal International
October 4, 2012
Gripping documentary about Iraqi orphans should bring attention to a neglected population.
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Michael Nordine
Village Voice
October 2, 2012
Husham's efforts might be a drop in the bucket, but that only makes them more worthy of documenting, perhaps even celebrating.
Louis Proyect
September 20, 2012
Deeply moving although simply made documentary about 32 Iraqi orphans looked after by a man who symbolizes the sad nation's best hopes.
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
August 31, 2012
Roughly-made but illuminating, the Iraq documentary In My Mother's Arms is a brief immersion into life in a Baghdad boys' orphanage.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Alissa Simon
September 21, 2011
Raw emotional content trumps rough filmmaking style.
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