The Zegum family lives in the restive Mahmudiyah area of central Iraq. They make their living by selling milk and butter, farming land rented from their neighbors. U.S. military helicopters are flying low over their fields as Sari's mother administers injections to her son, whose condition is gradually deteriorating as his immune system fails.
Filmed in Iraq over a period of one year, this Academy Award-nominated documentary follows the struggle of an Iraqi mother to help for her 10-year-old son, Sari, who is dying of AIDS. She seeks aid in Baghdad's hospitals and ministries, but discovers that the Iraqi healthcare system is in even worse condition under U.S. occupation than before the war. [subtitles]