SIMPLE AS WATER
- Thursday April 06, 2023 7:00 PM
Please join us for a special screening of the 2022 Academy Award shortlist, New York Times Critic’s Pick, Peabody, PGA and Emmy nominee: SIMPLE AS WATER.
Q & A to follow with Oscar®-winning director Megan Mylan, Omar Sabha and Abed Sabha, who are featured in the film.
Admission is free. RSVP: https://mamfw.formstack.com/forms/reservations_for_simple_as_water
“Superb... a level of deep, intimate access and rapport that few filmmakers can hope to achieve... Unfolds more like a riveting neorealist drama.”
Simple As Water is a love story celebrating the bonds of family by Oscar-winning director Megan Mylan. Portraits of Syrian families filmed across five countries reveal the impact of war, separation, and displacement. “Anything but simple, manages to surprise and stun … Filmed with ambitious scope and devastating intimacy."
—New York Times Critic's Pick
Epic in scope but intimate and elegant in feel, SIMPLE AS WATER is a meditation on the elemental bonds between parent and child. A masterful look at the impact of war, separation and displacement, the film takes audiences into Syrian families' quests for normalcy and through the whirlwind of obstacles -- to building life anew. Filmed over the course of five years in five countries including Turkey, Greece, Germany, Syria and the US, Mylan's sensitive camera reifies the universal importance of family.