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Simple As Water (15) + Panel Discussion

Simple as Water

On World Refugee Day, in collaboration with the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, we host a free screening of Megan Mylan’s powerful documentary Simple As Water

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.

The panel for this evening includes UNHCR’s UK Representative, Vicky Tennant, Syrian refugee and Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, Maya Ghazal and Hazem Obid, Producer of the film and Syrian refugee.

Tagged with: Cinema

US 2021 dir Megan Mylan 97 min

Shown with the kind permission of HBO.

This title has been locally classified.

This is part of the UK Refugee Week programme, an annual festival helping to celebrate the contribution of refugees and people seeking sanctuary and the communities that host them

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