Simple As Water
2021 World Premiere

Simple As Water

2020 Official Selection: Features
Feature | United States, Syria | 97 MINUTES | Arabic, English | English subtitles

Simple as Water is a soft-spoken meditation on love, displacement, and fracturing familial relations from Academy Award-winner Megan Mylan (Lost Boys of Sudan, Smile Pinki). From Turkey to Greece to Germany to the U.S., the bond of close relatives transcends borders for Syrian families impacted by the repercussions of perpetual war.

As a conflict at home forces separation and movement to unfamiliar ground, Mylan’s cinematic lens finds the powerful yet everyday acts of nurturing and kinship, travelling with her protagonists as they build a new sense of belonging. From brotherly protection, motherly love, and the playful guidance of a sibling, these closely observed scenes show touching stories of resilience and reveal ties that bind families together in the face of adversity.—Luke Moody

Cast & Credits
Directed by
Megan Mylan

Megan Mylan creates intimate observational documentaries on complex global issues. She won an Academy Award® for her film Smile Pinki and an Independent Spirit Award for Lost Boys of Sudan which was also short-listed for an Academy Award® and named a New York Times Critics’ Pick.

Megan Mylan
Robin Hessman, Megan Mylan
Lars Skree, Rafia Salameh, Michael Chin
Purcell Carson, Megan Mylan
Hanan Townshend
Hazem Obid, Alaa Hassan, Yara Hassan
Skip Lievsay, Lidia Tamplenizza
Co-Executive Producer
Susan Bay Nimoy, G. Barrie Landry

US Sales Contact
Dana O'Keefe
Cinetic Media
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212 204 7979
Press Contact
Ryan Werner
Cinetic Media - Marketing & PR
NY 10001
Phone: 212 204 7979
Press Contact
Emilie Spiegel
Cinetic Marketing
New York, 10001 NY
Phone: 212-204-7962
US Sales Contact
Jason Ishikawa
Cinetic Media
New York, NY 10004
Phone: 212 204 7979


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