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HBO Documentary Films and the Museum of Tolerance presented a special virtual screening of
SIMPLE AS WATER
Sunday, January 16, 2022 │2 PM PT│5 PM ET
ACADEMY AWARD® SHORTLIST - BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
NOMINEE - PRODUCERS GUILD OF AMERICA OUTSTANDING PRODUCER OF A DOCUMENTARY MOTION PICTURE
"Achingly poignant testament to the unwavering strength of parental and familial bonds.” “a viewing experience that is at once intimate and expansive and certain to touch the heart . . . ” - LOS ANGELES TIMES, Michael Rechtshaffen
Epic in scope, but intimate in feel SIMPLE AS WATER is a meditation on the elemental bonds between parent and child from Academy Award®-winner Megan Mylan (Lost Boys of Sudan, Smile Pinki.) A masterful look at the impact of war, separation and displacement, SIMPLE AS WATER takes us into Syrian families’ quests for normalcy and through the whirlwind of obstacles—to building life anew. Filmed in Turkey, Greece, Germany, Syria and the US, Mylan’s sensitive camera reifies the universal importance of family.
Watch the conversation with Academy Award® Winning Director, Megan Mylan moderated by Director of the Museum of Tolerance, Liebe Geft.
See the trailer: