In 2002, I took rolls of Kodak HIE and EIR (color IR slide film) with me to the UK. All my went through the carry on x-rays 6 times round trip and didn't have any problems with it.
However, if you can send it to a friend, you are probably better off. You won't have people demanding to open the canister to confirm that there really is film. These films would get fogged if that happened.