My Home, Your War 51:00, 2007 (Ref: ME07620)


Shot in Baghdad over three years – before, during and after the Coalition attack on Iraq, My Home, Your War takes us inside the home of an Iraqi family as they deal with the disruptions and terrors of war as it affects their daily lives. Layla Hasan, 40, husband and teenage son, live in the district of Adhamiya, the heartland of Sunni Muslim resistance against US forces in Baghdad. Striking and intelligent, Layla speaks four languages; she had little choice when she was hand-picked to work as a translator for Saddam’s regime. When the US forces arrived she hoped they might offer a path to freedom. Yet now the war is testing her most intimate relationships. Meet her shy teenage son who she suspects is working with the anti-US resistance; her steady but workaholic husband: and her once radical sister who is becoming increasingly conservative and religious as the chaos of Baghdad fuels her insecurities. Layla, herself, becomes more personally isolated as the war progresses and she dreams of escaping to another country.