My Home Your War

International Women9s Day is celebrated in countries throughout the world with festivals, parades, and special events. Hostelling International is bringing the celebration to Boston with the International Women9s Day Film Festival.

The goal of this festival is to showcase films honoring the struggles, victories, and remarkable experiences of women around the world. Through this event, we aim to celebrate the lives and contributions of women from all corners and walks of life.

My Home - Your War
(Australia, 2006, 52 mins)

MY HOME - YOUR WAR offers an exceptional look at the effect of the Iraq war through the eyes of an ordinary Iraqi woman. Shot in Baghdad over three years that span the time before, during and after the invasion of Iraq, this profoundly moving film brings a perspective that – until now – has rarely been available to U.S. audiences. This film combines insightful interviews with Layla Hassan and her family, vibrant scenes of Baghdad and intimate footage shot by Layla herself to paint a compelling picture of how the war has affected average Iraqis.

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Post-film discussion with feature special guest Dr. Tahir Al-Bakaa, former Minister of Higher Education in Iraq, Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Suffolk University. For more information, please visit

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Regular Admission Ended Free